Category: Trend Following and Systematic Strategies

05 Aug 2020

Just a Spoonful of (Beta) Sugar

Our own Jeff Malec relayed a story on a recent podcast (if you haven’t checked our The Derivative yet…get on over there) about telling his 10 year old son that “we’ve been in drawdown your whole life”. He was referring to managed futures, of course, and this rather un-even, lumpy, lots of flat/red bars chart […]

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27 Jul 2020

So, you want a Risk Parity investment?

Special purpose acquisition companies, volatility arbitrage, black box AI. There’s no shortage of complexity in the alternative investment space. Which is perhaps why “All Weather” Risk Parity strategies have grabbed the attention of the institutional investor ilk; and started to leak into the mainstream investor mindset. Even robo-advisor Wealthfront offered a (rather misguided [1]) risk […]

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22 Jul 2020

Hi Ho Silver

Move over Nasdaq…Bitcoin…please. Boring, 1000’s of years old as a store of value, Silver has been making the rounds this week, shooting up about 15% this week (it’s Wednesday). Bitcoiners checking the silver chart after being excited about $BTC going up 2% pic.twitter.com/SAz7SB1HAw — Soleil Du Soir (@soleil_dusoir9) July 22, 2020 What’s more? Gold’s boring […]

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02 Jul 2020

5 Asia/China Focused Hedge Funds, 1 Podcast!

The Chinese market is a secret well-kept, with stringent rules and difficult entrance rates. But those who’ve kept their heads down, drudging through the weeds now hold the key, and have opened up opportunities to get access to the Chinese market for investors across the globe. As we recently wrapped up our virtual conference: “Capitalizing […]

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17 Apr 2020

Exchanging Intellectual Assets with $TAIL, $SYLD $GVAL ETF-icionado Meb Faber on The Derivative

Author Asset Manager FinTwit Must Follow Podcaster Industry Thought Leader CEO/CIO There’s no exaggeration when describing Meb Faber as an influencer in the alts and investment world. His experience spans CEO/CIO of Cambria Investments, running his own popular podcast, and being a thought leader in the FinTwit world. In this can’t miss episode, we pick […]

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16 Jan 2020
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Why Politics and Systematic Trading Don’t Mix

In an outtake from our Managed Futures Outlook 2020 – we can’t ignore the effect that politics have had on systematic trading programs over the past year or so.  Something that could take a toll in the year to come…. Trade wars, new presidents and new economic policies or the impending Brexit vote will have […]

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05 Sep 2019

We’re back baby

It’s hard to concentrate too hard in Chicago today, you know – with the Bears and Packers facing off for the 195th time at Soldier Field tonight and the NFL taking over half the city in the hours-long buildup. If you want to talk a good long term investment, Halas bought the Bears for about […]

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