Category: News

19 May 2020

PFGNextBest: More Money Released

While most of us in the futures industry would like to forget the Peregrine Financial Group (PFG) story, we believe it pays to remember past mistakes so they don’t happen again in the future. As a reminder, the PFG story was that of one Russel Wassendorf Sr. and his becoming known as the “Madoff of […]

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16 Dec 2019

2020 Outlook Linkfest

What do the likes of Blackrock, UBS, and Goldman Sachs have to say about where markets are headed in 2020. Here’s the links, with our favorite chart from each:   Goldman   UBS   Blackrock   Nuveen   JP Morgan   Wells Fargo   Natixis   Cambridge & Associates   Other Links: Schwab Market Perspective: […]

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03 Oct 2019

Talking Profit and Loss at Profit and Loss

RCM’s Jeff Malec was able to sit down on a panel at Profit & Loss magazine’s annual Forex Network conference here in Chicago, to talk profit and loss in the managed futures/macro space (Which sort of reminds us of the new Allstate commercial talking about being a tailgator tailgating on the way to a tailgate). […]

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13 Aug 2019

Should Jon Corzine be allowed in the financial industry?

Think not…? Then email chairmanoffice@sec.gov and let the SEC know. For those of you who don’t remember Jon Corzine, he’s the ex-Goldman senior partner-turned US Senator-turned New Jersey Governor-turned CEO of futures clearing firm MF Global. Just one little problem with this story…as the picture below alludes to, his tenure at MF Global saw him […]

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09 Jul 2019

The Pinnacle

The annual Pinnacle awards show put on by the CME and BarclayHedge (now Backstop solutions) does as good a job as any in promoting the industry and awarding those who have stood out in the recent past for their good performance. Which is why we have been proud to sponsor the event for many years. […]

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01 May 2019

Opening the door to China Trading

If you’re anything like us,  posts like this explaining just how different China is than things here in the U.S. never cease to amaze: This is the Shanghai-Beijing train going at 350 km/h As @yfreemark said: “The distance between NYC and Chicago is almost exactly that between Beijing and Shanghai. NYC-CHI is served by 1 […]

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16 Apr 2019

The return of the AG

We’ve talked recently about African Swine Flu sending the Hog market for a ride, and that’s just the sort of thing we imagined in our 2019 Outlook whitepaper when we talked about the “return of Ag.” There’s been four straight years of volatility contraction for the Ag markets, and there’s a real threat that the […]

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09 Jan 2019

Alternative Links: Crude oil hits three-week high

Back in November we talked about crude being in a down trend, but it looks like that could be in jeapordy on shorter time frames. This week crude hit a three-week high. Oil Hits Fresh 3-Week Highs on US-China Trade talks, Dovish Central Bank Signals (The Street)   A “flash crash,” conventionally, means that some […]

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14 Nov 2018

Natural Gas back to Widowmaking?

While natural gas over much of past 4 years has been about as fun as watching paint dry – staying mostly in a range between 2.50 and 3.50, it has picked up in activity as of late, shooting up about 17% today behind some cold weather in the Northeast. It was enough to get Josh […]

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