Category: Why Alternatives?

12 Jul 2018
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Are Tariffs a Black Swan?

Some markets like stocks and currencies are treating the tariffs as rather binary events to be immediately bought or sold en masse, other markets like soybeans and metals seem to be letting it create a new market environment with different long-term price levels.

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27 Jun 2018
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Alternative Links: All About That Oil

U.S. crude prices surged $2.45 a barrel on Tuesday after the State Department said it is telling companies that buy Iranian crude oil that they must completely cut those exports by Nov. 4, or they will face powerful U.S. sanctions.

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16 May 2018
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Alternative Links: Coinbase Comes to Chicago

But the proportion of endowment money in alternative strategies such as hedge funds has jumped dramatically, from 20 percent in 2002 to 52 percent in 2017, according to a Congressional Research Service report. The University of Tennessee invests in Cayman Islands funds, lobbied for secrecy law – (Commercial Appeal)   Coinbase is already one of […]

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09 May 2018
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Alternative Links: Volatile Times

The frequency of data that goes into our calculations can have a dramatic effect on the result, and with that, expectations. Keep this in mind, and pay less attention to daily performance, and you may make better investment decisions.

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28 Mar 2018

Alternative Links: The Ultimate Diversifier

As interest in managed futures continues to accelerate, ReSolve Asset Management is proud to announce that Dr. Kathryn Kaminski, global authority on managed futures strategies, will deliver the second webinar in our “Asset Allocation: An Institutional Perspective” educational series.

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23 Feb 2018
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Weekend Reads: Cutting Fees, Basic Income, 3% Yield

North American energy producers survived the recent oil bust in large part by selling more than $60 billion of new stock. Now they’re beginning to buy it back. Oil Producers Buying Back Shares After Years of Selling New Stock – (Wall Street Journal)   9.8bn of cash was ploughed into hedge funds last year after […]

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