Category: Trend Following and Systematic Strategies

17 Feb 2022

Your Guide to Trend Following

One of the best-performing asset classes the past six months, while commodities have taken flight and interest rates have shot up… has been trend following heavy managed futures programs. How do they work? How do you access them? We can help start your journey with our newly released Trend Following Guide. We developed this white […]

29 Nov 2021

Was Friday the end for the trend following rally?

Well…that was fast!    No sooner had the digital ink dried on our Trendsgiving post last week talking about the rally in trend-following managed futures programs – then the market gods smacked that asset class right back into place:   Us last Wednesday= While economists argue over whether it is “transitory” inflation, many commodity markets are […]

19 Nov 2021

The Tale of Trendsgiving

It’s beginning to look a lot like … Christmas.  Wait, we haven’t even had Thanksgiving yet, what’s with these people putting up holiday decorations in mid-Nov?? Let’s give Thanksgiving a little love. We can see next week’s feast now, sweet buttery rolls, homemade mashed potatoes, fresh-baked pumpkin pie, a honey-glazed turkey hot out of the […]

26 Oct 2021

Inflation, Commodities and Trend Following Field Guide

We used to track bond king Jeff Gundlach’s investment calls from time to time – see here and here, and didn’t miss a good Gundlach macguffin…especially when he’s talking our world of commodities. Here’s Gundlach, via Markets Insider talking today’s environment in commodities: “Commodities are unbelievably strong. But for the fact that they haven’t had […]

12 Oct 2021

ESG causing Europe’s Energy Issues?

If you haven’t noticed what’s happening in the energy markets of late- oil and natural gas are on a bit of a tear this year, especially over in Europe, where they’ve been a bit more aggressive politically in their embrace and enforcement of ESG protocols and mandates. Even good old-fashioned West Texas Crude Oil isn’t […]

14 Sep 2021

What is Return Stacking?

A new paper by Rodrigo Gordillo and Adam Butler of Resolve Asset Management and Corey Hoffstein of Newfound Research is out this week, purporting to add a new term to the investing lexicon – “Return Stacking.”   What? What is return stacking, and what are stacked returns? Well, you can download the full paper here […]

01 Sep 2021

The Cockroach Fund, Congratulations, and Collaboration

While there are articles about 12-year-olds making millions minting NFTs these days – it’s good to know there may still be a place for good old-fashioned hard work. Enter Jason Buck and Taylor Pearson of Mutiny Funds (, who successfully launched their newest venture – the Cockroach Fund. Running an asset management firm is no […]