Category: Crude Oil

09 Mar 2020

Is $15 Crude Oil in the Cards?

On Wednesday. March 4th -April Crude Oil futures closed at 46.78, which left it down -22% on the year… not a good look. Monday, March 9th at 12:30 in the morning, Crude Oil was down -41.6% from that ugly close just 2 business days earlier, putting in a low at $27.34 !!  Wow. That is […]

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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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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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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 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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09 Jan 2019

Alternative Links: Crude oil hits three-week high

Back in November we talked about crude being in a down trend, but it looks like that could be in jeapordy on shorter time frames. This week crude hit a three-week high. Oil Hits Fresh 3-Week Highs on US-China Trade talks, Dovish Central Bank Signals (The Street)   A “flash crash,” conventionally, means that some […]

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26 Nov 2018

Crude has dropped 25%, is it in a Down Trend?

It’s been no secret that Alternative investments haven’t provided on their promise of diversification during the recent sell off in equity markets (even if that promise is based on providing non-correlation, not negative correlation at each down turn). The excuses are mostly valid – in that the sell off was a reversal of an up […]

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