Those in the alternative investment space have long trumpeted the power of alternative investments (and particularly managed futures) to perform in a stock market crisis (see our evidence of that here and here). There’s no doubting that managed futures have performed during past crisis periods, but as the disclaimer says – past performance is not necessarily […]
ok Maybe it was the Cat 4 hurricane barreling down on the Florida panhandle which had everyone’s attention, but yesterday’s VIX spike sure didn’t feel like the one that brought people out in body bags back in February. February 5th saw the Dow fall about 1,200 points, it’s worth point loss in history; while yesterday […]
It seems like we’re working our way through the Ritholtz Wealth team’s posts recently, spending a bit of time on Barry’s views on disappearing Hedge Fund Performance, and then reading with interest Ben Carlson’s questioning post recently: “Is Real Estate a Non Correlated Asset Class?”. Based on the title alone, we were ready to pounce […]
What a Difference a year 10 years makes. If you haven’t noticed from all the posts on your fintwit timeline, this past week marked the 10 year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse: Hard to believe the Lehman collapse was 10 years ago yesterday. It’s been quite a decade. **The next decade promises to be […]
With Hurricane Florence barrling down on the Carolinas as we type this… we rounded up all our past musings on how hurricanes and markets have gotten along in the past. Hang in there Carolinians (is that a thing), we’ll be rooting for you. HARVEY, IRMA, AND THE FUTURE OF WEATHER VOLATILITY THE CLIMATE […]
Looks like CNBC wants you to know the S&P 500 just hit a new all time high. Time to break out the Dow 30,000 hats and pics of Leo playing the Wolf of Wall Street. But why is this really news anymore. We closed at a record high 62 times in 2017, and the bull […]
We talked a bit ago in our piece “Are Tariffs a Black Swan” about the effect tariffs have had on Soybean prices – causing them to fall about -20% from their levels in the spring, but haven’t had a chance to get back into that debate after Mr. Trump announced a plan to make up […]
The old saying that markets take the stairs up and an elevator down has never been truer.
For starters, he was one of the founders of the NFA, co-founder of clearing firm RCG, two-term chairperson of the CBOT, and had the vision to see the future of the futures industry was electronic trading.