The Interactive Brokers Dilemma

As an emerging commodity trading advisor (CTA) or an NFA exempt trader, setting up an account at Interactive Brokers is straightforward, allowing you to trade your own capital or manage friends and family accounts. The platform’s easy online application process and competitive trading fees make it an appealing choice. However,…

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2024 Top FCMs

One of our most popular blog posts: a list of the top FCMs (based on customer funds held in segregation) has been updated with end of 2023 numbers. When doing research in selecting a futures commission merchant, or FCM, (i.e. custodian) to house your managed futures portfolio, it can be…

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Don’t Put Your Eggs in One Basket: CTA Edition

“Don’t put your eggs in one basket” is a common phrase opined to investors.  Quickly followed by the mantra of “diversify, diversify, diversify.”  The same principle can also apply to commodity trading advisors as it pertains to their assets under management (not the markets they trade).  Having a diversified group…

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