Category: Education

06 Apr 2022

MF Mutual Fund Performance – March

Beware the ides of March. This past month showed madness in more than one way. Markets began to internalize the ramifications of the ongoing tragedy in Ukraine amidst the backdrop of inflation in the west. Despite much uncertainty, market volatility generally declined for the later 2/3rd of the month. Equity prices rallied hard. Commodities, which […]

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15 Feb 2022

Mutual Fund Performance: January

The start of the New Year provided a rude awakening to the few remaining people lulled to sleep by the die-hard equities bull market. While the world faced the worst COVID case spike of the pandemic, it also had to come to terms with a more hawkish posture from the Fed. Markets trended hard for […]

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07 Feb 2022
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: January

Well… looks like 2022 isn’t going to be the up, up, and away risk on love fest 2021 was. The first month of the year reminded everyone quite quickly that there is real risk in this market. US stocks, world stocks, hedge funds, and real estate all took a turn lower, with the S&P down […]

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25 Jan 2022

December Mutual Fund Flows

On the whole, investors followed through on their intention to diversify into liquid alternatives. Whether it was the prospect of continued inflation or a rise in interest rates, December was the month for diversification. This was particularly apparent when you look at mutual funds that combine equities with some non-or negatively correlated assets like managed […]

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14 Jan 2022

Mutual Fund Performance – December 2021

December markets brought some volatility as the world attempted to figure out the relative impact of omicron and the Fed likelihood of raising rates sooner than expected amidst some potentially improving job numbers and high inflation metrics. Trend following programs generally fared poorly (unless you stayed long oil), but not bad enough to erase a […]

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13 Jan 2022

Emissions Trading and Carbon Allowance Futures with Michael Azlen

We’re taking a trip across the pond to London in this episode and diving into the carbon markets and emissions trading with Michael Azlen, CEO and founder of Carbon Cap Fund and Management. Whether you care about making money off trending carbon emission prices, or saving the planet,  or both… Mike has become a leading […]

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07 Jan 2022
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: December 2021

December quickly turned around from a red November, providing a rally we didn’t see coming and closing out 2021 strong. Real estate, Commodities, and Stocks were the top performers of the year, where hedge funds and bonds could use some improvement. Our preferred managed futures coasted through the year, ending the year positively. We’re looking […]

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03 Dec 2021
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: November 2021

Well, things certainly took an interesting turn in November, with most asset classes squarely in the red after a post-Thanksgiving Black Friday sell-off and failed bounce on the last two days. Commodities got smoked, led by the energy complex, dropping -10.59% – taking down any risk on class: U.S. Stocks, World Stocks, Hedge funds, U.S. […]

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10 Nov 2021

Investing…YouTube Influencer Style

Since its creation in 2005, YouTube has grown into a social media powerhouse. The social media platform isn’t just used to watch music videos or funny skits anymore. But, instead, generations like Millennials and Gen-Z are accessing YouTube to learn how to do things, like, makeup tutorials, playing new games, and discovering new investment opportunities. […]

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