Category: Commdities

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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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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02 Mar 2021
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: February 2021

Last year it feels like all we talked about was the rough performance of commodities and now we’re reading headline after headline of a 2021 commodity supercycle “driven by stimulus spending and a weaker US dollar” (SP Global). Up 15% for the year already, I think we’ll be talking about commodity performance for a good […]

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25 Feb 2021

Gold’s Not-So-Boring-Cousin: Silver

Just about 6 months ago we were talking about how Silver had rallied about 100% since the March lows, saying rather sarcastically: What’s going on – did Silver become a SAAS company in search of a ludicrous P/E multiple? No. This is overflow and unintended (or maybe intended) consequences of printing all that money for […]

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06 Jan 2021
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: December 2020

via GIPHY   Whew – we made it through 2020. From the Red Wedding in March to somewhat unbelievable rallies across stock indices in the second half of the year, there was something for across 2020.   Commodities notably ended the year pretty deep in the red,  even with the major upswings in quarters 2, […]

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02 Dec 2020
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: November 2020

A historic November rally showed up across all of the asset classes this month. You’d be hard pressed not to have read a story on the killer month that US & World Stocks saw after vaccine news and the final consensus on a U.S. President – and that is reflected in their performance in the […]

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