Category: Managed Futures

22 Feb 2024

Set Phasers to Stocks+Discretionary Global Macro – with Dynamic Alpha

From NASA to Star Trek, Brad Barrie and David Johnson of @DynamicAlphaSol discuss how their shared interests inspired the development of their diversified mutual fund, which blends equity exposure with discretionary global macro allocations. They explain how this approach seeks to provide smoother returns through non-correlated exposures. Brad and David also delve into their backgrounds […]

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08 Feb 2024

Advanced Hedge Fund Replication with the Top Down – riding diverse ETF modeling flows with DBi’s Andrew Beer

We’re thrilled to kick off another season of The Derivative Podcast. Our first episode finds us going into the lion’s den so to speak, finding out just what all our past and future hedge fund running guests have to fear from replication specialist Andrew Beer (@andrewdbeer1), of the successful DBMF managed futures ETF. From the […]

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17 Jan 2024
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: December 2023

In reflecting upon 2023’s performance results across asset classes, it is apparent this year posed considerable challenges for capital markets amidst the ongoing macroeconomic transition. Persistent inflationary pressures and central bank tightening created headwinds for many segments throughout the period. While equities maintained respectable full-year gains, considerable monthly volatility was witnessed as geopolitical and economic […]

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08 Nov 2023

Asset Class Scoreboard: October 2023

October’s performance results underscored the challenging economic shrinking in the current economy. With inflation persisting and the central bank’s aggressive rate hike, most asset classes suffered declines against this uncertain backdrop, closing this 3rd quarter. Commodities retreated -3.91% as recessionary concerns weighed on industrial materials and energy prices from their summer highs. Equities also corrected, […]

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03 Aug 2023
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: JULY 2023

Despite Commodities Surge, July Returns Fail to Excite   Most investors were hoping for fireworks in July, however, returns this month largely fell flat, with a few exceptions.   The bright spot was commodities, as measured by the GSG ETF. The index surged +10.83% in July, its best month this year. Crude oil prices rose […]

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12 Jul 2023
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: June 2023

In June, most asset classes delivered gains: U.S. stocks soared – S&P 500 up 6.48% fueled by economic optimism. World stocks rose 4.63% on brightening global growth outlook. Real estate returned 5.73% due to low rates and economic reopening. Bonds were flat – total bond market down 0.22% as investors favored stocks. Commodities gained – […]

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23 Mar 2023

Semi-Annual Managed Futures Rankings 2023

Semi-Annual Managed Futures Rankings : Our ranking of the best managed futures, trend following, and commodity hedge funds ranks the top funds across 11 different categories because no two investors are alike in what they are seeking out of an alternative investment. See the top manager from each category below and download the full whitepaper […]

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03 Feb 2023
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: January 2023

And we’re off to the races… January almost did a complete reversal from January 2022, with U.S. Real Estate taking the lead, leaving Commodities nearly in the dust. It’s important to note that most assets are not in the red yet, and as we prepare for a very uncertain year in the market, 2023 has […]

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04 Jan 2023
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: December 2022

Commodities for the Win! There it was. The final buzzer of the game as 2022 comes to an end. But it was a bit of a bore of a game overall, with the scoreboard at the end of the year looking a lot like it did throughout the year, with Commodities and Managed Futures leading […]

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