Category: Managed Futures

27 May 2020

The Great Tail Risk Debate

In case you missed it this weekend, there was a big debate/mudslinging argument going on between alternative investing titans Nassim Taleb and Cliff Asness on Twitter over the long weekend. The quick summary was Asness of AQR fame essentially saying Tail Risk funds such as Taleb’s are dumb, and while work every now and then, […]

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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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30 Apr 2020

Texas Trend Following with Salem Abraham

Salem Abraham is a bit of a legend in the trend following/managed futures space. His 30+ years of experiences make for some of the best stories in the industry (and one of our most entertaining guests to date). It’s safe to say this new episode is filled with all sorts of gems, from trend following […]

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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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26 Apr 2020

Valuing VIX and Volatility with Joe Tigay

VIX and volatility are buzz words that every trader knows, thinks about, and maybe even utilizes. But VIX and volatility are subjects to not be taken too lightly – experts like Joe Tigay of Equity Armor Investments have spent years and years perfecting an understanding of the VIX curve, skew, and timing to get in […]

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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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21 Apr 2020

Asset Class Scoreboard: Mid-April 2020

Earlier this month we reported on asset class performance: March 2020: Red Wedding Version; and as far as YTD is concerned, it’s the Red Wedding Part 2. But for mid-month asset class performance on it’s own, we’re seeing some positive growth fueled by stimulus checks and increasing confidence from American investors — and to be […]

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