Category: Alternative Investments

02 Aug 2022
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: July 2022

There it was…the old dead cat bounce as investors suddenly decided maybe things are so bad the Fed will not just stop raising rates, but eventually cut rates – and started buying hand over fist in reaction. And what a bounce it was for US Stocks and Real estate, which both threatened double-digit single-month returns […]

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05 Jul 2022
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: June 2022

It’s a bird, it’s a plane… no, it’s managed futures, clocking in with gains once again this year as other assets get hammered down. It won’t always be like this… it hasn’t been like this for a while. But it’s here now. What’s more, managed futures did it this month without the commodity headwind, relying […]

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14 Jun 2022

May Mutual Fund Performance

May felt like a maelstrom in the moment but produced forgetful market activity. Equities continued their fall from grace, yet volatility remained muted which created a difficult environment for some VOL strategies. US bonds spent most of the month in a relief rally only to produce flat returns. Commodities were a mixed bag with grains […]

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06 Jun 2022
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: May 2022

Wait a second… Managed Futures can go down? Stocks and Bonds can go up?  May showed us it is never quite that easy for asset classes to continue printing positive month after positive month (or negative after negative month) into infinity. Trends do end. Reversals do happen. Value buyers come in. Profit takers take profits. […]

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25 May 2022

April Mutual Fund Performance

April was the worst month for equities since March 2020, with the S&P down -8.9% month over month. Thankfully there’s bonds to fall back on right? For those living under an igneous formation, the inflation-Fed theme continues to provoke selling in equities and a tightening of credit (pushing bond prices down). As elsewhere reported, this is […]

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10 May 2022
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: April 2022

Look who’s on TOP !! It’s been a while…so we’ll thank you for the courtesy of a small victory lap. And boy, is this time different. Managed futures typically does well in market crisis periods when all risk assets correlate, sending markets like energies, grains, and metals lower alongside stocks, all with a nice kicker […]

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25 Apr 2022

March Mutual Fund Flows

Assets generally flowed into alternative-focused funds in March. The world started to digest the idea that Russia’s war with Ukraine wouldn’t be over quickly. On the home front, the Fed maintained its hawkish tone. While equities prices rose, more money wants to incorporate some kinds of diversification. The mutual funds below reflect that appetite, with […]

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20 Apr 2022

Are ESG Factors Redefining Alternative Investments?

ESG is a term every investor should know, especially within the rapidly changing financial world. As different generations grow older, and new investing tactics are being born, people are beginning to invest their money more consciously. For those that aren’t familiar, ESG or Environmental, Social, and Governance investing is a strategy you can use to […]

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07 Apr 2022

Hedge Funds vs ETFs, Passive vs Active,70s Inflation vs Now, & Commodities vs CTAs with Simplify’s Mike Green

What exactly does a chief strategist do? Besides picking fights with Bitcoin HODLers on Twitter… And how exactly does one of the most prominent voices on the dangers of too much passive money trying to fit into a single asset classes on/off ramps, end up at….wait for it….an ETF shop? We aim to find out in this episode with Simplify’s Chief Strategist and […]

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