Category: Markets

28 May 2020

Black Swans, Gray Rhinos, and Tigers..Oh My with Michele Wucker

The financial world seems to have a fascination with zoomorphism – the attribution of animal names, emotions, or intentions to non- animal occurrences like market shocks. Black Swans are the famous one, but there’s also been White Moose and Gray Rhino added to the lexicon. And in this episode of The Derivative, we’re focusing on […]

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19 May 2020

PFGNextBest: More Money Released

While most of us in the futures industry would like to forget the Peregrine Financial Group (PFG) story, we believe it pays to remember past mistakes so they don’t happen again in the future. As a reminder, the PFG story was that of one Russel Wassendorf Sr. and his becoming known as the “Madoff of […]

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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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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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15 Apr 2020

March Manager Performance Snapshot

Commodity  Program  Last Month  YTD Minimum Cayler CapitalQ 14.94% 18.72% 125K Red Rock Commodity Long Short 13.16% 25.15% 500K Jaguar AegirQ  9.14% 10.79% 1MM Aquantum Commodity 3.58% 7.87% 5MM Aquantum EnergyQ 2.20% 7.46% 5MM Emil Van Essen SpreadQ  -1.17% -15.66% 5MM Auspice Short TermQ -1.27% 0.17% 5MM Caerus Group Oil Futures Trading Program -1.64% -18.06% 200K […]

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