Category: Market Commentary

12 Apr 2022

Managed Futures is Rocking… What Happens Next?

There are some eye-popping March returns for managed futures programs hitting our inboxes this month, whether Auspice’s +8%, EMC’s +9%, or Quest’s +13% (you can learn more about each of those managers in our recently published trend following whitepaper here.) This broad success across many managed futures and trend following programs has pushed SocGen’s CTA Index […]

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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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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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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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29 Nov 2021

Was Friday the end for the trend following rally?

Well…that was fast!    No sooner had the digital ink dried on our Trendsgiving post last week talking about the rally in trend-following managed futures programs – then the market gods smacked that asset class right back into place:   Us last Wednesday= While economists argue over whether it is “transitory” inflation, many commodity markets are […]

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12 Aug 2021

BITFD & Wake the F Up with Ben Hunt of Epsilon Theory

Over 100,000 investors in 180 countries listen to Ben Hunt, founder of Second Foundation Partners and the Epsilon Theory blog, debunk the latest narrative machines in each of his opus-like post. So with Covid cases climbing and inflation expectations rising, it seemed like as good a time as ever to bring Ben back on the […]

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11 Aug 2021

You’re not Gonna get Another Crash?

For those of you who haven’t checked out our Big List of Alts folks on Twitter (and VolTwit list), you may have missed the great thread/reply storm (we’re not sure what you call a bunch of replies nested in replies nested in retweets?) around what the next crash will look like. It started with @squeezemetrics […]

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