You’ve gotten it from everywhere else- the hot shot managers, institutional titans and talking heads on CNBC have all weighed in on where they think 2012 will take investors. Now, it’s our turn in what has become our most read newsletter – the annual Attain Capital look back/peer forward – the 2012 Managed Futures Outlook and 2011 Review. We may be a few weeks late to the party, but the wait was worth it, as the added time meant more data and more interesting conclusions overall.
If 2008 was the managed futures party year, 2009 was the “hangover”, where the big drop in volatility following the historic 2008 volatility caused managed futures losses, and 2010 the “rebound” year, where managed futures avoided putting in back to back losing years. 2011 can best be described as “a whole lot of nothing.” There were ups, there were downs, and managed futures programs tried to capitalize on both side of these moves. But in the end, none of the moves extended far enough for managed futures to profit substantially from, leaving gains here, losses there, and so on. In short, a whole lot of nothing.
What trading atmosphere generated these results? Can we expect more of the same in 2012, or will the tides turn? To find out our take on what is in store for Managed Futures in the new year, click through.
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