Category: Why Alternatives?

15 Apr 2021

The Top Podcasts, Blogs, and Videos with Cem Karsan

We’re not above admitting that we have fangirled over a few of our favorite fintwitters (and we know that we’re not alone in that). But it’s not without merit; take for instance Cem Karsan (or you may know him as @jam_croissant). He’s the leading voice on all things Vanna, Volatility, and meme responses. But we’ve […]

14 Apr 2021
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: March 2021

Commodities have been the biggest topic so far this year, but we saw a small dip in performance in March due to the (unforeseen) bullish report released by USDA. Commodities are expected to pick back up in the following months, and overall are still performing high with positive double-digit returns for the year. In other […]

26 Mar 2021

Making Market Music with Roy Niederhoffer

How many families have two brothers who’ve been in the hedge fund game for 30+ years, much less on polar opposites of the long vol/short vol spectrum. We’re talking with the volatility loving, positive skew seeking brother in our episode today, Roy Niederhoffer. Roy is the founder and President of the eponymous R. G. Niederhoffer […]

11 Mar 2021

Why USD Trending = Happy Managed Futures

After days of pushing higher and higher, is the down trend in the US Dollar over?  Trend following type managed futures strategies sure hope that isn’t the case. They love them some trending US Dollar. Most analysts, however, have looked for the dollar to remain under pressure after a steep slide last year, arguing that […]

02 Mar 2021
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: February 2021

Last year it feels like all we talked about was the rough performance of commodities and now we’re reading headline after headline of a 2021 commodity supercycle “driven by stimulus spending and a weaker US dollar” (SP Global). Up 15% for the year already, I think we’ll be talking about commodity performance for a good […]