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Commodity funds also bucked the trend again, recording net inflows for the tenth consecutive month the eVestment numbers show. Investors have added money to those strategies for the last fourteen months, for a total of about $10.3bn of net new money.

Investors pull $25.2bn from hedge funds in July – (FT)

 

“Financial professionals often define risk as volatility. This has never made sense to me, because to earn a decent return on your capital you have to learn to accept volatility in some form.”

How Volatility Can Work in Your Favor – (A Wealth of Common Sense)

 

“Even given their lower prices, managed futures ETFs don’t compare favorably with their mutual fund counterparts.”

Why Alternative Mutual Funds Are Better Than ETFs – (Barrons)

 

This is a point I have made many times before but alternatives are for providing diversification against extreme market events like the stock market cutting in half or if there is ever a comeuppance in the bond market for years of shockingly low rates.

Alternative Context – (Alpha Context)

 

In NFA action, Diedrich said he initially invested $75,000 with Wohl. Wohl showed Diedrich an account statement that revealed $89,500 total in the account, a gain of 8.3%. When Diedrich requested on several occasions that his account be closed and the $89,500 sent to him, Wohl eventually returned only $44,000.

Jacob Wohl Subject Of Regulatory Complaint, Father Allegedly Tells NFA “Stay Away Or Else” – (ValueWalk)

 

“But this spring, a 37 percent surge in U.S. soybean futures caught many traders and veteran agriculture economists off guard.”

Soybeans trip up top traders, prompt rare offer to U.S. farmers – (Reuters)

 

With an overall rate of 18 suicides per 100,000 inhabitants, the French are 50 percent more likely to kill themselves than the average EU citizen. But the observatory notes that farmers are three times more at risk than their white-collar counterparts.

France’s farmers on suicide watch as wheat crop fails – (Politico)

 

“These two new Alumina futures contracts are an innovative solution designed to help our customers better manage risk across multiple sources of volatility,”

CME Group expands base metals offering with two new alumina futures contracts – (Futures Magazine)

 

“Gear up for a significant correction in the U.S. stock market over the next two months as a slew of technical signals suggest the summer rally will run out of steam.”

UBS: Technical Indicators Portend Danger for S&P 500 Bulls – (Bloomberg)

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The performance data displayed herein is compiled from various sources, including BarclayHedge, and reports directly from the advisors. These performance figures should not be relied on independent of the individual advisor's disclosure document, which has important information regarding the method of calculation used, whether or not the performance includes proprietary results, and other important footnotes on the advisor's track record.

Benchmark index performance is for the constituents of that index only, and does not represent the entire universe of possible investments within that asset class. And further, that there can be limitations and biases to indices such as survivorship, self reporting, and instant history.

Managed futures accounts can subject to substantial charges for management and advisory fees. The numbers within this website include all such fees, but it may be necessary for those accounts that are subject to these charges to make substantial trading profits in the future to avoid depletion or exhaustion of their assets.

Investors interested in investing with a managed futures program (excepting those programs which are offered exclusively to qualified eligible persons as that term is defined by CFTC regulation 4.7) will be required to receive and sign off on a disclosure document in compliance with certain CFT rules The disclosure documents contains a complete description of the principal risk factors and each fee to be charged to your account by the CTA, as well as the composite performance of accounts under the CTA's management over at least the most recent five years. Investor interested in investing in any of the programs on this website are urged to carefully read these disclosure documents, including, but not limited to the performance information, before investing in any such programs.

Those investors who are qualified eligible persons as that term is defined by CFTC regulation 4.7 and interested in investing in a program exempt from having to provide a disclosure document and considered by the regulations to be sophisticated enough to understand the risks and be able to interpret the accuracy and completeness of any performance information on their own.

RCM receives a portion of the commodity brokerage commissions you pay in connection with your futures trading and/or a portion of the interest income (if any) earned on an account's assets. The listed manager may also pay RCM a portion of the fees they receive from accounts introduced to them by RCM.

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