Category: Your Investments

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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14 Jan 2020

December Performance Snapshot

We field a bunch of calls at the start of each month asking how that hedge fund, this emerging manager, and that mutual fund did last month, and thought to simplify things for you with this categorized list of different alternative investment performance for the month gone by. Note: These performance numbers and calculations include […]

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31 Dec 2019

Asset Class Scoreboard – The Decade (2010-2019)

We’re closing out the decade with one final look back on some of the top performing markets, asset classes, and alternative investment funds over that time. Last up, the broad asset classes we track in our monthly Asset Class Scoreboard: US Stocks, World Stocks, Hedge Funds, Real Estate, Bonds, Commodities and Managed Futures – where […]

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16 Dec 2019

2020 Outlook Linkfest

What do the likes of Blackrock, UBS, and Goldman Sachs have to say about where markets are headed in 2020. Here’s the links, with our favorite chart from each:   Goldman   UBS   Blackrock   Nuveen   JP Morgan   Wells Fargo   Natixis   Cambridge & Associates   Other Links: Schwab Market Perspective: […]

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13 Dec 2019

November Manager Performance Snapshot

We field a bunch of calls at the start of each month asking how that hedge fund, this emerging manager, and that mutual fund did last month, and thought to simplify things for you with this categorized list of different alternative investment performance for the month gone by.   Commodity  Program  Last Month  YTD Minimum […]

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09 Dec 2019

Commodity Performance Over the Decade (2009-2019)

Just 22 days left in the decade, and we’re going to use a good portion of those to look back on some of the top performing markets, asset classes, and alternative investment funds over that time. First up, commodities, which would likely rather not be mentioned at all. Talk about a lost decade….2010 through 2019 […]

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02 Dec 2019
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: November 2019

While it sure doesn’t seem like it given how high most asset classes have risen this year, a full 5 of the 8 asset classes we track were down in November (albeit slightly). The wet season and late harvesting had put a big damper on commodities especially in November, and U.S. Real Estate has taken […]

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19 Nov 2019

Johari Blind Spots & Behavioral Finance

“…the investor’s chief problem and his worst enemy is likely to be himself.” Benjamin Graham The Johari Window was designed to help people better understand their relationship with themselves and others. Created in the ‘50s by two psychologists, it’s main function is for self-help groups. You pick from a number adjectives and insert them into […]

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13 Nov 2019

Is Dalio mad, broken, or right?

In case you missed it, everyone’s favorite Billionaire hedge fund manager, Ray Dalio (please note the heavy sarcasm – with one manager we work with calling his views d&*^-bag champagne socialism in a recent exchange) came out with his latest musings last week, saying that the ‘World has Gone Mad and the System is Broken.” […]

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