You’ve heard the chattering, you’ve read the headlines, and now you can get a closer look at just how much some of the commodity markets have fallen in 2015.
The numbers are trickling in and as we discussed last week, this month’s market performance will be a good stress test for alternatives.
This handy infographic explainins different investment types in terms of the football scheme they most resemble to help all those football fans who aren’t quite clear on the difference between Treasuries and High Yield, growth stocks and blue chips, or market timing and risk parity.
How important is the manager’s background to you? What about the style of trading or minimum investment? Does holding period mean anything to you?
Yet if it’s diversification you are looking for, it’s worth spending some time getting comfortable with this asset class sooner than later. Back to the Futures? – (Think Advisor) “The move will create three new employee-owned firms, each focused on a specific area: fixed income and relative value, emerging market credit and private equity.” […]
Dr. Hunt sure has a gift for simplifying the complex. Come hear him talk about Alternatives in the Houston area Wednesday, October 7th, 2015.
“Trend following investment strategies seek to invest in positive trending assets and avoid those with negative trends.” Is trend following market timing? – (NewFound Research) Mr. Meehan’s tendency to hold far more bullish than bearish wagers in areas such as junk bonds also turned against him as markets viewed as risky began to sell […]
As part our dedicated effort to raise awareness and educate the curious minded, we’re touring the country hosting events on what exactly someone should be looking for in an Alternative Investment. Phd Ben Hunt and author of Epsilon Theory was a great keynote, talking about current and future global factors that might shake up market volatility. […]
60/40 Return Expectations – (A Wealth of Common Sense) The Solo Financial Advisor Is Not Just Surviving, But Thriving, By Serving The Mass Affluent! – (Nerd’s Eye View) INFOGRAPHIC: ALTERNATIVES – (Proshares) High-quality bonds—The Rodney Dangerfield of investments – (Vanguard) Soybeans Rebound as U.S. Cuts Crop Estimate More Than Expected – (Bloomberg) Bears Could Return […]
Unlike the volatile markets in August, September proved to be choppy all around, whether it be financials, energies, or grains.