Category: Commdities

03 Aug 2020

Asset Class Scoreboard: July 2020

It’s hard to believe we’re in the 2nd half of this horrid year, already; but here we are reporting the first month of Q3 (July), which itself was the first month of 2020 to see every asset class we track positive. A big turnaround from how the first half of the year started out, to […]

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22 Jul 2020

Hi Ho Silver

Move over Nasdaq…Bitcoin…please. Boring, 1000’s of years old as a store of value, Silver has been making the rounds this week, shooting up about 15% this week (it’s Wednesday). Bitcoiners checking the silver chart after being excited about $BTC going up 2% pic.twitter.com/SAz7SB1HAw — Soleil Du Soir (@soleil_dusoir9) July 22, 2020 What’s more? Gold’s boring […]

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01 Jul 2020
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: June 2020

In exchange for being one of the only assets up in Q1, would you trade being down in Q2?  That’s the position managed futures finds itself in after a 2nd straight month of being the only red on the board. Elsewhere, it was RISK ON across the board – although at much smaller levels than […]

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02 Jun 2020
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: May 2020

Commodities were the story of May — doing a full 180,  reversing from double-digit loses to posting double-digit returns on the back of Crude Oil rallying from its dip into negative territory. But both US Stocks and World Stocks continuing their bounce off the lows was a close second billing – with US Stocks back […]

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20 May 2020

Chinese Commodity Carnage

With everything from Lean Hogs (-20%) to Sugar (-21%) to WTI Crude Oil (-45%) being taken to the proverbial woodshed so far in 2020, you’d be excused for thinking US traded futures are the only game in town in terms of volatility and sell offs. But there’s a few billion people over in China who […]

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15 May 2020

Uncovering the Known Unknowns of the Pandemic

In today’s episode, we have a little different structure and three unique guests to bring a fresh twist on The Derivative podcast. Blu Putnam of the CME Group, Rodrigo Gordillo of ReSolve Asset Management, and Dan Deering of Teza Technologies join us to discuss the economic & strategy impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Listening today […]

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06 May 2020

Asset Class Scoreboard: April 2020

With slight dips from the mid-month asset class scoreboard, April ended out in the green for every asset class across the board except for commodities. With word from abroad of economies reopening & the U.S. rolling out a slow open across the country, assets classes have bounced back considerably from the month before. Managed futures […]

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05 May 2020

3 REALISTIC WAYS TO PLAY A BOUNCE IN OIL

When #crudeoil and $USO are trending on Twitter – you know it’s something more than just some 5% move or so; AND it’s about the exact same time we’re getting calls from people asking the best way to invest in crude oil and the best way to profit from crude oil eventually rebounding. Chances are, […]

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24 Apr 2020

Chinese Futures Volumes During Coronavirus

Not too long ago we wrote about how Chinese futures volumes had joined the BILLION contracts club, of interest to us in that we’ve been involved for a few years now on getting US and European quant models implemented on these exact Chinese markets for Chinese investors. The idea is that the nascent (but quickly […]

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21 Apr 2020

Crude Oil goes Negative… What^%$#

Has anyone seen oil perform like this…..ever??? This is one of the most bizarre things I have ever seen. The price of crude #oil according to the expiring May future contract is USD -40. pic.twitter.com/7g0PtmZqAw — jeroen blokland (@jsblokland) April 20, 2020 For the first time in history, crude oil went negative – and not […]

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