Even if one of our favorite books/movies is the Hunt for Red October – it was a little disconcerting to see a sea of red on the asset class scoreboard in October – with nowhere to hide among traditional stocks and bonds or alternatives like Managed Futures, Hedge Funds, and Commodities. No quarter was given […]
We can’t help but stare at the Amazon ($AMZN) charts this month in amazement. An investment down -25% over the case of a few weeks is generally seen as an unmitigated disaster. As a sign of big problems and a failing business. But while Amazon has shed a quarter of its Trillion dollar value recently […]
We jokingly tweeted out yesterday how the VIX’s three different reactions to seemingly similar market sell offs this year has reminded us of the many faces of Jim Carrey. Here’s the imagery to go along with that concept: But all jokes aside, it’s worth noting the movement […]
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 […]
ok Maybe it was the Cat 4 hurricane barreling down on the Florida panhandle which had everyone’s attention, but yesterday’s VIX spike sure didn’t feel like the one that brought people out in body bags back in February. February 5th saw the Dow fall about 1,200 points, it’s worth point loss in history; while yesterday […]
We talked a few weeks ago about ‘Why There’s Trillions in Hedge Funds with Stocks at All Time Highs’, and read with interest Barry Ritholtz’s Bloomberg piece lamenting “missing hedge fund performance”. We tweeted out our thoughts: It’s more of a function of hedge fund vol dropping below equity volatilityhttps://t.co/fRFhoeJzuC https://t.co/QWjIFlXYWN — RCM Alternatives (@rcmAlts) […]
What a Difference a year 10 years makes. If you haven’t noticed from all the posts on your fintwit timeline, this past week marked the 10 year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse: Hard to believe the Lehman collapse was 10 years ago yesterday. It’s been quite a decade. **The next decade promises to be […]
Looks like CNBC wants you to know the S&P 500 just hit a new all time high. Time to break out the Dow 30,000 hats and pics of Leo playing the Wolf of Wall Street. But why is this really news anymore. We closed at a record high 62 times in 2017, and the bull […]
While experts are hesitant to call out “good” and “bad” alternatives, the strong message is that alternatives are what you make them.
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.