Category: Education

09 Jul 2019

The Pinnacle

The annual Pinnacle awards show put on by the CME and BarclayHedge (now Backstop solutions) does as good a job as any in promoting the industry and awarding those who have stood out in the recent past for their good performance. Which is why we have been proud to sponsor the event for many years. […]

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17 Jun 2019

The new AI –> AT, Artificial Trading

One of the best follows on non-financial Twitter is Salesforce.com’s Chief Digital Evangelist: Vala Ashsfar. He comes up with inspiring lists highlighting what it means to be a good mentor, what money can’t buy (happy home, manners, etc.), and companies founded by immigrants (Apple, Google, Amazon to name a few). Not to mention his mesmerizing […]

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03 Jun 2019

Asset Class Scoreboard: May

And there we have it folks, the reversal we’ve all been waiting for. After 4 straight months of positive returns, every class aside from Bonds and Cash took some big hits. Managed futures came in in the middle of the pack seeing a -2.33% and Commodities are down almost 9% (no surprise there since we’ve […]

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30 May 2019

This is what Non-CORNellation looks like

It’s been raining a lot here in the Midwest this spring. Like, only 5 little league games have actually been played instead of 15 scheduled, a lot. For most of us, that means some severe weather, tornado threats, and flooding.  But for those who plant the world’s Corn and Soybean crops in the Midwest, that […]

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23 May 2019

The equation of an algo

Trade idea testing + trade order execution + trade size generation = algo??? That’s one way to look at it, and indeed we have a whole in-house team dedicated to building algos to do some of these pieces every day with our RCM-X team. While the difference between an alpha generating algo and an execution […]

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16 May 2019

Meb Faber’s Killer Podcast List

We list Meb Faber and his blog at www.mebfaber.com amongst our ‘required reading’ list of books and blogs, and had the opportunity to sit with him and a few members of his unofficial fan club in Chicago last week during the Morningstar Investment Conference. The unofficial Chicago @MebFaber fan club – vol, asset allocation, dividends […]

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09 May 2019

Quants, Algos, and AI

A recent graphic by Tractica shows that over $7.5 Billion dollars is forecasted to be spent on Algorithmic trading strategy improvement via AI in the next 10 years. Wow! That’s a lot of quants in the world’s payroll. What exactly is a quant?  How do algorithms (algos) fit in? And what does Artificial Intelligence have […]

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01 May 2019
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: April 2019

What do you get for 4 straight months of positive performance and an annualized rate of return of nearly 15%. Nearly run out of town, it turns out, with the hedge funds are under performing drums getting louder and louder of late as traditional stock and real estate investments soar (50% annualized returns). Case in […]

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16 Apr 2019

The return of the AG

We’ve talked recently about African Swine Flu sending the Hog market for a ride, and that’s just the sort of thing we imagined in our 2019 Outlook whitepaper when we talked about the “return of Ag.” There’s been four straight years of volatility contraction for the Ag markets, and there’s a real threat that the […]

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