Category: Market Commentary

05 Aug 2020

Just a Spoonful of (Beta) Sugar

Our own Jeff Malec relayed a story on a recent podcast (if you haven’t checked our The Derivative yet…get on over there) about telling his 10 year old son that “we’ve been in drawdown your whole life”. He was referring to managed futures, of course, and this rather un-even, lumpy, lots of flat/red bars chart […]

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23 Jul 2020

Seeking (VIX) Certainty with Certeza’s Brett Nelson

In a #ThrowbackThursday of sorts, we’re bringing you an episode recorded pre-pandemic where we hit the road and traveled to Utah to interview the brain behind Certeza Asset Management, Founder and CIO – Brett Nelson. Brett is another guest deserving of the moniker VIXpert – having been trading the VIX since it first entered the […]

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22 Jul 2020

Hi Ho Silver

Move over Nasdaq…Bitcoin…please. Boring, 1000’s of years old as a store of value, Silver has been making the rounds this week, shooting up about 15% this week (it’s Wednesday). Bitcoiners checking the silver chart after being excited about $BTC going up 2% pic.twitter.com/SAz7SB1HAw — Soleil Du Soir (@soleil_dusoir9) July 22, 2020 What’s more? Gold’s boring […]

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14 Jul 2020

Seeking Options Expertise

There was an interesting back and forth between our own Jeff Malec and Sean Brown of YCharts on a recent episode of ‘The Derivative’, talking what the responsibilities of a FinTech software platform are in terms of balancing nice looking GUIs and gamifying investing, and the responsibility to make sure that the users actually know […]

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01 Jul 2020
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: June 2020

In exchange for being one of the only assets up in Q1, would you trade being down in Q2?  That’s the position managed futures finds itself in after a 2nd straight month of being the only red on the board. Elsewhere, it was RISK ON across the board – although at much smaller levels than […]

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23 Jun 2020

Tiger Woods(ing) your Alts Portfolio

We came across this great post recently on the Breaking the Market Blog comparing Tiger Woods strategy on avoiding errors is just the sort of thing to apply to an investment strategy. Golf is often pretty clear at telegraphing the penalty for misses. Water on one side is more penalizing than the open green to […]

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05 Jun 2020

Navigating Market Volatility

$VIX lovers/followers/haters/enthusiasts – this one’s for you. In this episode, we’re joined by a powerhouse group of volatility experts consisting of Kevin Davitt, Wayne Himelsein, Jason Buck, and Bastian Bolesta & Jeff Malec discussing Navigating Market Volatility. Providing more than just witty banter, you’ll to these guys talk about how crazy volatility was during March/April, […]

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02 Jun 2020
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: May 2020

Commodities were the story of May — doing a full 180,  reversing from double-digit loses to posting double-digit returns on the back of Crude Oil rallying from its dip into negative territory. But both US Stocks and World Stocks continuing their bounce off the lows was a close second billing – with US Stocks back […]

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06 May 2020

Asset Class Scoreboard: April 2020

With slight dips from the mid-month asset class scoreboard, April ended out in the green for every asset class across the board except for commodities. With word from abroad of economies reopening & the U.S. rolling out a slow open across the country, assets classes have bounced back considerably from the month before. Managed futures […]

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05 May 2020

3 REALISTIC WAYS TO PLAY A BOUNCE IN OIL

When #crudeoil and $USO are trending on Twitter – you know it’s something more than just some 5% move or so; AND it’s about the exact same time we’re getting calls from people asking the best way to invest in crude oil and the best way to profit from crude oil eventually rebounding. Chances are, […]

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