Tag: Futures Truth

11 Nov 2010

Expanding Commodity Volatility = Good or Bad?

It has been an interesting past two days in commodity markets, with some sharp moves up/then down, before settling in a little today…. with Silver moving nearly 10% in a session and a half, Cotton falling from its highs, and grain markets moving: (Sugar has dropped about -7% in the hour or so since we […]

02 Mar 2011

Anatomy of a Trend Following Breakout… Crude Oil

At the risk of being one of those people who throws a bunch of lines, arrows, and squares on a chart and says… look at this…we have re-created a chart of Crude Oil over the past 20 months to highlight how a classic trend following trade looks. While there are hundreds of different ways to […]

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, […]

23 May 2011

Managed Futures v. Bill Gross

Whether or not Bill Gross is actually short US treasuries in his flagship PIMCO program is up for debate. He said no on CNBC, but one of our favorite bloggers, ZeroHedge, essentially called him out- saying, No, you are short. But whatever side you take on that battle of semantics, Mr. Gross has made no […]

02 Aug 2011

CTA Spotlight: Futures Truth

With another round of our Semi-Annual CTA Rankings in the books, it is time to dive in and highlight one of the programs listed in our Top 15. We recently profiled #1 ranked P/E Investments FX Strategy in February, while #2 ranked Emil Van Essen was the subject of the spotlight for  March. Therefore, tonight we are going to skip […]

11 Apr 2012

How Low Can it Go?

Since the peak in mid-2008, natural gas has been playing an impressive game of limbo. Just when you thought it couldn’t go any lower, down it goes. The short side of this trade is doing well for now, but how much lower can prices go?