Category: Managed Futures

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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20 Dec 2022

Mutual Fund Performance: November 2022

November came with a bang. The election, a Twitter takeover, Putin doubling down in Ukraine, and China’s covid problems created plenty of volatility. Equities and bond prices continued their correlation as the market priced in some sort of easing from the Fed, and the USD followed suit. Commodities were a mixed bag, with metals finally […]

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05 Dec 2022

ChatGPT, What a crazy, modern world we live in

Ok, If you haven’t been watching Twitter go crazy over ChatGPT the past few days, you’re missing out. Here’s a nice piece explaining some of the cool stuff we’ve seen just in a few days since it was released: 🤖 Here’s a little overview of all the crazy stuff I’m seeing with the new ChatGPT. […]

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02 Dec 2022
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: November 2022

Whoa. The international equity markets have finally shown up to the party, taking a giant leap in November for its biggest gain in quite some time. The rest of the scoreboard looked pretty similar, with stock, bonds, real estate, and hedge funds all positive (while all remaining down handily for the year..). Which brings us […]

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30 Nov 2022

Here’s Why the FTX debacle wouldn’t happen in the Heavily Regulated Futures World

You know how the old saying goes…where there’s smoke, there’s fire: 1) Hey all: I have a few announcements to make. Things have come full circle, and https://t.co/DWPOotRHcX‘s first, and last, investors are the same: we have come to an agreement on a strategic transaction with Binance for https://t.co/DWPOotRHcX (pending DD etc.). — SBF (@SBF_FTX) […]

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29 Nov 2022

Mutual Fund Performance: October 2022

October seems like a world away, given the events of this month. Nevertheless, funds generally performed well across the board. Stocks and bond prices behaved more traditionally, and volatility was generally down over the month. Commodities were mixed but provided some opportunities for trend followers. (Hey everyone, good news, coffee futures were down almost 20%!). […]

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04 Oct 2022
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: September 2022

And for its next trick – managed futures will try and make money without the help of commodities. That mantra was seemingly playing out in September and throughout the 3rd quarter as managed futures shrugged off reversals lower in commodity markets and continued to post positive gains thanks to an incredible up trend in the […]

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13 Sep 2022

Mutual Fund Performance: August 2022

At first, August looked like it would continue this bear market rally, but the trend kicked back in. Led by bonds dropping, the world started pricing in a stronger fed stance. Stocks turned over, and the dollar strengthened. Stock volatility (i.e., VIX) rose but in a more orderly way, making it challenging for some long volatility […]

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12 Aug 2022

Mutual Fund Performance: July 2022

July provided a relief rally for the still-correlated stocks and bonds much to the chagrin of doomsday prophets. Volatility fell most every day of the month providing a good test for long volatility strategies. Commodity markets were mixed in performance and choppy, lacking a coherent theme (Natural Gas the notable exception).  This proves difficult for […]

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05 Aug 2022

A Standpoint Story

Cool video from the team at Standpoint animating their equity curve versus global equities for the past 30 months, see below. It’s a little disconcerting to see the past 30 months of our lives, some of the oddest and stressful months a lot of us have ever seen, distilled down into a scant two minutes […]

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