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 ) risk […]
Semi-Annual Managed Futures Outlook in 60 seconds: Our outlook ranks the top funds across 8 different categories, because no two investors are alike in what they are seeking out of an alternative investment. See the top manager from each category below and download the full whitepaper to see additional top performing programs. More than […]
A recent graphic by Tractica shows that over $7.5 Billion dollars is forecasted to be spent on Algorithmic trading strategy improvement via AI in the next 10 years. Wow! That’s a lot of quants in the world’s payroll. What exactly is a quant? How do algorithms (algos) fit in? And what does Artificial Intelligence have […]
Now that the 1st two rounds of March Madness are out of the way, we’re ready to share our Semi-Annual Managed Futures Rankings. We’ve been analyzing and testing a rankings system that would best reflect what we believe to be the important metrics for measuring skill in this investment space for the better part of […]
We’re out with our annual Managed Futures/Global Macro Outlook, reviewing what went down on a macro level in 2018, while peering into what the market environment may look like for this asset class in 2019. For a sneak peek, check out our attempt at boiling down the last 10 years of experience in the asset class […]
Download our Managed Futures/Global Macro 2018 Strategy Review Today! An over-extended counter attack. Weakness on your flank. The opportunity to push through the center and secure the higher ground. A general has to observe the entire field of battle when designing what strategy will not only win the current battle, but also serve them best […]
Orange is the new black. Different is the new normal. Is 20 VIX the new 15 VIX? That’s the question put forward by Bloomberg in their recent piece titled: “Battered and Bruised, Wall Street Makes Peace With Volatility”, where they have some juicy lines like: Markets are “beginning to accept a shift in the volatility […]
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 […]
What’s a CTA to do? The answer, it turns out, is a CTA should be using customizable execution algorithms and sophisticated transaction cost analysis (TCA) tools as a best practice to minimize slippage by quantifying these dynamic costs created by an ever-changing market.
Today, we published our 2017 Managed Futures/Global Macro Outlook, and there’s one rather ‘in the news’ figure we couldn’t help but analyze given his penchant for market moving tweets and what not.
Yes, It seems leaders in the industry are thinking Trump could very well, “Make Discretionary Marco Great Again.” The thought process is Managed Futures and Global Macro styles should expect….