Alternative Links: Human vs Machine

Diversification, risk management, and the avoidance of chasing past performance are all prudent forms of an investment process. But sometimes prudence doesn’t pay in the markets and risk-seeking behavior offers the best payout.

All-Time Highs, Risk & Consequences – (A Wealth of Common Sense)


Central Iowa farmer Matt Russell sees the farm bill also as a deal between farmers and other taxpayers throughout the U.S. He uses himself as an example: His farm, Coyote Run, made it through a drought with help from a farm bill disaster relief payment — a component of the farm bill. In return, Russell makes land-use decisions that help clean up water far downstream from where he lives.

Farms, Food, Forestry And More On The Table In The Next Federal Farm Bill – (KCUR)


Managed Futures is having its best start of the year in more than a decade. This comes after a year with the least amount of market movement since 2012. In this report, we explore conditions for the year ahead and introduce several hypotheses of what could make or break 2018 for Managed Futures & Global Macro Type Alternative Investments.

Whitepaper: Managed Futures / Global Macro 2018 Outlook — (RCM Alternatives


Stanford University is challenging asset allocators to demonstrate their ability to pick superior fund managers for a new study, which pits human investors against an algorithm.

Can You Pick Managers Better Than an Algorithm? – (Institutional Investor)


The agency alleges Jared Rice, 29, illegally raised funds from individual investors beginning in November without registering with regulators, according to the complaint. Also accused is co-founder Stanley Ford, 45, who lives in Dubai.

SEC Freezes Crypto Assets of $600 Million Initial Coin Offering – (Bloomberg)


Ads that violate the company’s new policy will be banned on Facebook’s core app, but also in other places where Facebook sells ads, including Instagram and its ad network, Audience Network, which places ads on third-party apps.

Facebook is banning all ads promoting cryptocurrencies — including bitcoin and ICOs – (ReCode)


The agency said 14% of the Kansas crop was in good-or-excellent condition, and just 4% of the Oklahoma crop.

Wheat Futures Pop on Plains Drought – (Fox Business)

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