Category: Commdities

04 Mar 2020

How’s your (Alts) Portfolio Doing?

Last week was a great time to look in the (portfolio) mirror and ask yourself what you see. As Taylor Pearson of Mutiny put it succinctly on Twitter: If the stock market dropping 5% causes you to freak out, it’s probably a good time to re-evaluate either/both: 1. The effectiveness of your portfolio’s diversification 2. […]

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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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06 Mar 2020
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: February 2020

Well…that was a rude awakening. Volatility came back with a vengeance in Feb, logging the 5th worst VIX spike in the past 20 years. And it wasn’t just stocks… world stocks, real estate, and commodities all got smacked into the red. Coronavirus fears spiking, Presidential election twitter posts…..all the things we mentioned in our 2020 outlook […]

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06 Feb 2020
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: January 2020

“And down goes commodities….early in the first round….”  That’s no way to start a 12 round bout, but commodities go as crude oil goes , and energies were shooting down in January on the heels of economic and travel worries behind the Coronavirus scare.  On the flip side, U.S. Stocks & U.S. Real Estate picked […]

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14 Jan 2020

December 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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09 Jan 2020

Asset Class Scoreboard: December 2019

And just like that….we’ve wrapped up another year and the final scores have been posted across the various asset classes. Positives: Every. Single. Asset. Class. Ended. In. The. Green. This is a far cry from where we ended out last year where everything (besides cash) was in the red. U.S. Stocks, World Stocks, and U.S. […]

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31 Dec 2019

Asset Class Scoreboard – The Decade (2010-2019)

We’re closing out the decade with one final look back on some of the top performing markets, asset classes, and alternative investment funds over that time. Last up, the broad asset classes we track in our monthly Asset Class Scoreboard: US Stocks, World Stocks, Hedge Funds, Real Estate, Bonds, Commodities and Managed Futures – where […]

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13 Dec 2019

November 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.   Commodity  Program  Last Month  YTD Minimum […]

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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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