Category: Market Commentary

06 Jan 2021
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: December 2020

via GIPHY   Whew – we made it through 2020. From the Red Wedding in March to somewhat unbelievable rallies across stock indices in the second half of the year, there was something for across 2020.   Commodities notably ended the year pretty deep in the red,  even with the major upswings in quarters 2, […]

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31 Dec 2020

Butler and Buck Back to Bookend 2020

We’ve already covered the first three months of 2020 with Part I of our 2020 review. We’re now heading into Part II with Jason Buck, CIO at Mutiny Fund and Adam Butler, CIO at ReSolve Asset Management discussing how the fall out of the first three months of 2020 dictated the ending 3/4 of the […]

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02 Dec 2020
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: November 2020

A historic November rally showed up across all of the asset classes this month. You’d be hard pressed not to have read a story on the killer month that US & World Stocks saw after vaccine news and the final consensus on a U.S. President – and that is reflected in their performance in the […]

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26 Oct 2020

Event Vol and the Key US Election Event(s)

While it’s long been a practice to trade volatility in single name stocks around an event like earnings, with the ability to see the distinct amount of volatility priced into the earnings move – event vol around macro level events has been a less talked about trade. There’s many reasons for that, chief among them […]

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02 Oct 2020
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: September 2020

Ouch – after months of rallying classes, September was a rough one (almost a callback to our red wedding in March, but a little better). The September sell-off was all we needed to make nearly all the asset classes head right back into the red, and with anticipated volatility surrounding the election, and now with […]

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24 Sep 2020

Sequencing, Skew, and (Option) Strikes with Hari Krishnan

We’re joined by option guru and author of ‘The Second Leg Down’ in this episode to talk through the real-time test of market crashes and volatility dynamics we’ve witnessed since February. Is our guest’s theory on volatility sequencing proving its worth in this environment of bigger VIX spikes, oil going negative, and retail trader flow?  […]

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21 Sep 2020

Nowhere to run… Nowhere to hide

September has been rather nasty (so far) not just in equities, but across the various asset classes purporting to provide diversification from such down turns. After today’s sell off, the S&P 500 is down around -9% for the month. Gold is off about -3%, Commodities down about -5%, and bonds and TIPS are likewise slightly […]

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