Category: News

21 Sep 2021

Don’t Let them Ban IRA Investments in Hedge Funds

The Build Back Better Act has been causing a minor stir in the world of small private funds the past week as several committees completed marking up and approving provisions of the Act. Among these, the House Ways and Means Committee approved a plan limiting Mega-Roth, backdoor IRAs, and large retirement account balances – which […]

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20 May 2021

WTF ^%$# is Happening With Crypto??

We’re talking with two ‘in the crypto weeds’ traders/asset managers, Ben and Gary, about crypto’s -30% one day drop, coinbase, the most surprising (& scariest) things about the recent crypto crash, size and action in futures, options, and non-futures, “what if” bitcoin had blown up, the right to a free market, bitcoin as beta?, new […]

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27 Jan 2021

What The Heck is r/wsb…and Why Does it Matter?

It’s amazing how fast it takes a meme to hit terminal velocity these days. Witness Bernie going from folding chair to most photoshopped human ever: But the real meme across FintTwit these days isn’t Bernie. It’s Bernie’s army (of investors) YOLO’ing very real money to drastic effect on the markets. Just like that, there’s a […]

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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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