Category: Market Commentary

21 Sep 2020

Nowhere to run… Nowhere to hide

September has been rather nasty (so far) not just in equities, but across the various asset classes purporting to provide diversification from such down turns. After today’s sell off, the S&P 500 is down around -9% for the month. Gold is off about -3%, Commodities down about -5%, and bonds and TIPS are likewise slightly […]

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01 Sep 2020
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: August 2020

July to August was probably the least movement across that board that we’ve seen so far in 2020. U.S. stocks continue to top the board month over month, as well as U.S. real estate and commodities continuing to trail in the red. Are commodities going to be able to move out of double digit red […]

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02 Sep 2020

Retail Traders Rejoice

Has there ever been a better time to be an individual trader, or retail trader as they are sometimes condescendingly called in the professional trading industry. What with Dave Portnoy (DDTG) saying (correctly for now) that stocks only go higher, or Robinhood forcing nearly all brokerages to offer commission free trades for stocks and fractional […]

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28 Aug 2020

Futures are Hard – Hurricane Edition

Who doesn’t love a good hurricane. The slow moving train wrecks rotating on our screens draw people like moths to a flame, or as our own Jeff Malec put it: I read his posts like Newman taking down a bag of raisinettes during hurricane season — Jeff Malec (@AttainCap2) August 26, 2020 Thank goodness for […]

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05 Aug 2020

Just a Spoonful of (Beta) Sugar

Our own Jeff Malec relayed a story on a recent podcast (if you haven’t checked our The Derivative yet…get on over there) about telling his 10 year old son that “we’ve been in drawdown your whole life”. He was referring to managed futures, of course, and this rather un-even, lumpy, lots of flat/red bars chart […]

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23 Jul 2020

Seeking (VIX) Certainty with Certeza’s Brett Nelson

In a #ThrowbackThursday of sorts, we’re bringing you an episode recorded pre-pandemic where we hit the road and traveled to Utah to interview the brain behind Certeza Asset Management, Founder and CIO – Brett Nelson. Brett is another guest deserving of the moniker VIXpert – having been trading the VIX since it first entered the […]

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