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december 2015 currency reserves

December 2015 Global Macro Recap

Jan 14, 2016
The US Federal Reserve stayed true to its messaging with a +0.25% to the targeted Fed Funds midpoint rate of +0.375, making this the first interest rate increase in nine years. The ECB kicked off the central bank holiday festivities with a less-than-expected expansion of its Q€ program, disappointing the markets.
2015 Top FCMs

2015 Top FCMs

Dec 24, 2015
A list of the top Futures Clearing Merchants in the managed futures industry, updated January 2016.
change in nonfarm payrolls

November 2015 Global Macro Recap

Dec 11, 2015
November 2015 Global Macro Recap
Managed Futures Performance - Republican vs Democrat

Democrats vs Republicans: Who's Better for Managed Futures?

Nov 23, 2015
An analysis of managed futures performance, and how the republican or democratic party affect performance.
Southbay EU Shipping Index

October 2015 Global Macro Recap

Nov 18, 2015
October 2015 Global Macro Recap
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Value Added Monthly Index (VAMI) Explained

Nov 02, 2015
Calculating and understanding value added monthly index (VAMI) and how it relates to managed futures investments.

What is a QEP?

Oct 20, 2015
Within the managed futures industry you must have certain requirements in order to be classified as a QEP, or also known as, a qualified eligible person. This article helps explain those requirements.
Monthly Return Distribution - CTA Y

What is Skewness?

Oct 13, 2015
Many managed futures CTA databases report skewness as a number, however few know what it actually represents. This blog post covers what skewness is and how it can help in your investment analysis.
Southbay EU Semiconductor Index

September 2015 Global Macro Recap

Oct 09, 2015
September 2015 Global Macro Recap

Can I go Short in my IRA Account?

Sep 24, 2015
When it comes to investing in managed futures, investors may mistakenly assume that the rules that apply to their IRA equity accounts would also apply to an IRA account if it invests in managed futures.
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Analyzing a CTA's Daily Returns: Part 1

Sep 18, 2015
Since investing through managed accounts allows investors to have daily transparency and performance reporting, it's important for an investor to analyze daily returns in order to get a better idea of what to expect when investing with a CTA.
Ukraine Inflation and GDP

August 2015 Global Macro Recap

Sep 10, 2015
August 2015 Global Macro Recap

S&P 500 Market Correction, Here To Last?

Aug 25, 2015
With the most recent sell off in the stock market, many investors are beginning to ask many questions about the market moving forward. Read this article for insight and analysis on what to expect moving forward.

Correlation of Equity CTAs to Traditional Equity Markets

Aug 19, 2015
Since most investors utilize managed futures as a non-correlated diversifier to their investment portfolio, it is very important to ensure that they are investing with CTAs that are non-correlated to equity markets.
Greek banks balance sheet

July 2015 Global Marco Recap

Aug 17, 2015
July 2015 Global Macro Recap.

June Grain Markets vs. Grain CTA Performance

Jul 21, 2015
A look into Grain CTA performance for the month of June 2015 and how it fits an overall CTA portfolio.

Volatility is Back, Kind of

Jul 16, 2015
Uncertainty and fear leads to volatility in the markets, and that is where we find ourselves over the last couple weeks. By historical standards the volatility we have experienced of late is certainly less than severe, though it is worth noting.

June 2015 Global Macro Recap

Jul 10, 2015
June 2015 Global Macro Recap

What Are Eurodollar Futures?

Jun 23, 2015
A brief history on Euro dollar futures and what they are.

Difference Between Commodity Trading Advisors and Trading Systems

Jun 17, 2015
While trading systems and commodity trading advisors (CTAs) may sound like a similar type of investment, there are many differences between the two that make them distinct investments.


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