Category: AG Markets

28 Apr 2021

Where are the Lumber Trend Followers?

  But one well worn internet trope we haven’t seen tied to the rise in lumber prices is the inevitable blaming of CTAs, aka managed futures, aka trend followers for the move. That game usually starts out with JP Morgan’s Marko Kolanovic or one of the Nomura quants putting out some statistics on where he […]

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21 Apr 2021

Lumber: A Demand Driven Rally….On Steroids

There’s an inflation narrative out there with a lot of people pointing to lumber – but is it that or mills ? Actual people who trade lumber: Prices are rising due to sawmill bottlenecks, tariffs, residual caution on the part of the industry limiting capacity, the surprise renovation boom Inflation bros on Twitter: CPI, Muh […]

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14 Apr 2021
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: March 2021

Commodities have been the biggest topic so far this year, but we saw a small dip in performance in March due to the (unforeseen) bullish report released by USDA. Commodities are expected to pick back up in the following months, and overall are still performing high with positive double-digit returns for the year. In other […]

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08 Dec 2020

Now that’s A Liquid Futures Contract

The CME Group launched the first of its kind Water Futures contract on Monday joining the likes of other commodities available for trade with one small difference. Water won’t require any physical delivery or storage – unlike oil or corn, purchasers of a water future contract won’t be greeted by a delivery of millions of […]

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02 Jun 2020
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: May 2020

Commodities were the story of May — doing a full 180,  reversing from double-digit loses to posting double-digit returns on the back of Crude Oil rallying from its dip into negative territory. But both US Stocks and World Stocks continuing their bounce off the lows was a close second billing – with US Stocks back […]

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06 May 2020

Asset Class Scoreboard: April 2020

With slight dips from the mid-month asset class scoreboard, April ended out in the green for every asset class across the board except for commodities. With word from abroad of economies reopening & the U.S. rolling out a slow open across the country, assets classes have bounced back considerably from the month before. Managed futures […]

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21 Apr 2020

Asset Class Scoreboard: Mid-April 2020

Earlier this month we reported on asset class performance: March 2020: Red Wedding Version; and as far as YTD is concerned, it’s the Red Wedding Part 2. But for mid-month asset class performance on it’s own, we’re seeing some positive growth fueled by stimulus checks and increasing confidence from American investors — and to be […]

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15 Apr 2020

March Manager Performance Snapshot

Commodity  Program  Last Month  YTD Minimum Cayler CapitalQ 14.94% 18.72% 125K Red Rock Commodity Long Short 13.16% 25.15% 500K Jaguar AegirQ  9.14% 10.79% 1MM Aquantum Commodity 3.58% 7.87% 5MM Aquantum EnergyQ 2.20% 7.46% 5MM Emil Van Essen SpreadQ  -1.17% -15.66% 5MM Auspice Short TermQ -1.27% 0.17% 5MM Caerus Group Oil Futures Trading Program -1.64% -18.06% 200K […]

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01 Apr 2020

Asset Class Scoreboard: (red wedding version) March 2020

March was ugly, like real ugly. Here was a live (somewhat dramatized via GOT look in around the lows on March 23rd):    It was a red wedding to be sure, with not just red across the board, but deep, dramatic shades of red. Like, the DOW with its worst first quarter ever shades […]

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20 Feb 2020

January Manager Performance Snapshot

We field a bunch of calls at the start of each month asking how that hedge fund, this emerging manager, and that mutual fund did last month, and thought to simplify things for you with this categorized list of different alternative investment performance for the month gone by. Note: These performance numbers and calculations include […]

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