Category: Markets

27 Oct 2015

Looking Under the MLP Hood

Maybe it’s because we’re so close to Halloween, but we can’t help but be drawn to the carnage in the MLP space. Recently, investors’ multi-year treat has turned into a trick as of late. How spooky has it become?  Well, after nearly quadrupling investors’ money from April of 2009 through April of 2014, the Alerian […]

12 Nov 2015

Why Bonds are more like Tom Hanks, not Rodney Dangerfield

This morning, we came across a piece by Fran Kinniry of Vanguard suggesting that bonds lack investors’ respect when it comes time to talk diversification, complete with the required Rodney Dangerfield/no Respect mention: “Oh when I was a kid, I got no respect. I played hide and seek. They wouldn’t even look for me.” – […]

02 Dec 2015

Does a 40 Act Make Sense?

On the surface, it seems like a simple choice for Managed Futures managers to convert their private funds into a 40 Act Mutual Fund, especially with the explosion of assets over the last six or seven years. But that choice gets a little more difficult when you look at the current Managed Futures Mutual Fund […]