Tag: Accela

17 Sep 2010

5 points to consider with Gold at New all time highs in (in USD)

A few interesting things to note about Gold’s climb above $1,283/oz today to a new all time high. 1) This isn’t as crowded a trade as you would expect in managed futures, with only Accela, APA, Auctos, Covenant, and (going long yesterday) Clarke Worldwide –  the managers we follow with long positions. (only about 30% […]

05 Nov 2010

It’s a wrap… FIA and CTA Expo come to a close

It was indeed a busy week for managed futures in Chicago with the FIA (Futures Industry Association) Conference and upstart CTA Expo in town.  With so many CTAs in town for the week, it was a great time for us to get further face to face time with many of the CTAs we work with […]

06 Dec 2010

That was fast…new 2010 highs for some commodities

That was fast…. After a sharp commodity sell off mid November from annual highs, last week saw several markets push back above their early November high points. Palladium started the ball rolling on Thursday (putting in a high 25% above its low just 12 trading days ago), followed by Silver, Gold, Crude Oil, Heating Oil, […]

05 Jan 2011

Managed Futures 2010 Performance…more detail

We mentioned in our last post that managed futures as an asset class posted gains in December to end the year up 9.20% (based on Newedge CTA Index), and now get into some of the details for varying strategy types within managed futures for both December and the year gone by. First up, a listing […]

15 Mar 2011

Managed Futures Spotlight: Accela

It’s that time of the month- time for a Managed Futures Spotlight Newsletter. This month’s Managed Futures Spotlight highlights the Accela Capital Management Global Diversified program, a systematic multi-market program we started tracking on our platform in early 2010. Ranked #7 in our most recent semi-annual managed futures rankings, the Accela Capital Global Diversified program has been […]

08 Apr 2011

Can trading gains offset pain at the pump?

With Crude Oil up $2 more dollars today, it seems like just a matter of time until we see $5 per gallon gas in the US. (here in Chicago we’re already seeing $4.50 at some stations). Those of us in the managed futures industry usually have an odd take on price increases such as this, […]