Category: AG Markets

09 Dec 2019

Commodity Performance Over the Decade (2009-2019)

Just 22 days left in the decade, and we’re going to use a good portion of those to look back on some of the top performing markets, asset classes, and alternative investment funds over that time. First up, commodities, which would likely rather not be mentioned at all. Talk about a lost decade….2010 through 2019 […]

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02 Dec 2019
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: November 2019

While it sure doesn’t seem like it given how high most asset classes have risen this year, a full 5 of the 8 asset classes we track were down in November (albeit slightly). The wet season and late harvesting had put a big damper on commodities especially in November, and U.S. Real Estate has taken […]

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13 Nov 2019

Is Dalio mad, broken, or right?

In case you missed it, everyone’s favorite Billionaire hedge fund manager, Ray Dalio (please note the heavy sarcasm – with one manager we work with calling his views d&*^-bag champagne socialism in a recent exchange) came out with his latest musings last week, saying that the ‘World has Gone Mad and the System is Broken.” […]

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04 Nov 2019

Asset Class Scoreboard: October 2019

Last year at this time we were labeling the asset class scoreboard Red October due to dismal returns by nearly every class. So, what should we label it now?  Pos-i-tober…..? Mehh, we’ll keep working on the name while Managed Futures needs to get to work on creating some positive returns. Hopefully we finish out the […]

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02 Oct 2019

Asset Class Scoreboard: September 2019

Is anyone going to be able to stop U.S. Real Estate and US Stocks? Yeeeeshh, those two classes rebounded big time in Sep, to get back into the 20%+ club. In the world of MF,  there was a classic reversion to the mean after a big August, causing managed futures to drop a couple spots, […]

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19 Sep 2019

Hogs=one confused market

A few months back we were talking about the “Hogdiculous” market moves created by the African Swine Flu and sending the Hog market into a frenzy. ASF is highly contagious –as in if 1 or 2 of your pigs shows symptoms, you’ll have to get rid of your whole lot kind of contagious – and […]

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03 Sep 2019
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: August 2019

Look who’s up there enjoying the double party after a strong August. It’s Managed futures turning in the negatively correlated performance people yearn for in a bumpy month for stocks. US real estate continues to go bonkers, while commodities and bonds are perhaps the biggest surprise YTD near 10% gains. Hedge Funds, meanwhile, continue to […]

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02 Aug 2019

Asset Scoreboard: July

Not the greatest start to the third quarter of the year. After the returns in the second quarter of 2019, July gave some pretty dismal returns. For the first time this year there isn’t a double-digit return on the board. Managed futures had the best return of the month, and luckily all of the classes […]

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11 Jul 2019

The ‘right twice a day clock’ that is gold.

We have long been in the Warren Buffet camp in relation to Gold: “Gold gets dug out of the ground in Africa, or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility. Anyone watching from Mars would be scratching their […]

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02 Jul 2019

Asset Class Scoreboard: June 2019

It’s like someone put a mirror between asset classes in May and June – with most asset classes performing nearly the exact opposite side of their percentage from the month before. Low volatility continues to persist (as we had suggested at the beginning of the year) bringing in big positives across the board after the […]

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