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Market Up/Vol Up, Market Down/Vol Down…WTF Episode

Category: Managed Futures

So – what’s happening in the wide world of volatility? The market moved to new all time highs and the VIX actually went UP. The market then mini-crashed lower and VIX barely budged? WTF indeed? Is it Robinhood traders? It is market makers? Is it sustainable? To break it down we’re doing another of our […]

Canadian Commodities and Building Business with Tim Pickering of Auspice Capital Advisors

Category: Managed Futures

In today’s episode we’re pushing the boundaries of traditional alternative investments and getting into oil trading, trend following, and taking risks (both in business & with your strategy) with Lead Portfolio Manager and CIO at Auspice Capital Advisors, Tim Pickering. From trading shell oil to striking out on his own – Tim’s expansive experience in […]

Asset Class Scoreboard: August 2020

Category: Managed Futures

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 […]

Futures are Hard – Hurricane Edition

Category: Managed Futures

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 […]

Straddles, SVXY, and (Gamma) Scalping with Logica’s Mike Green

Category: Managed Futures

With a Top Gun-like bio of working with billionaires and big hedge funds, Michael Green is one of the top prospects in the alternative investment game. BUT, all we hear him talking about these days is his passive thesis, to the point where he jokes – that may end up on his tombstone one day. […]

Rocks and Risk

Category: Managed Futures

Jeff Malec here. The family and I moved our work from home to remote site work from home for a bit here in August, driving out to Colorado and Utah to get some outdoor time in the afternoons while working in the mornings. One of the afternoon adventures was rock climbing in Ouray, CO (as […]

Debt, Dollars, and Deficits with CME’s Blu Putnam

Category: Managed Futures

It’s a job all in itself to be able to look at data – especially data that affects all of us on a daily basis – and be able to interpret that to make sense to yourself. Take that and have to turn it into something that makes sense to everyone else – well that’s […]

Managed Futures Loves a Trending USD

Category: Managed Futures

What do you get (besides a gold and silver rally) when you do $3 Trillion in stimulus, and the Euro countries find out they can do a coordinated monetary policy? A U.S. Dollar sell off! After spiking from around 98 up to 104 in the depths of the crisis, the U.S. Dollar has sold off […]

Trend Following Turtle Tails (and Tales) with Jerry Parker

Category: Managed Futures

Legend time. We’re hearing straight from the mouth of well-known Turtle Trader – Jerry Parker – on this episode to talk all things trend following. Becoming a leading voice in the alternatives investment and trend following space – Jerry has turned his Turtle Trader experience into a trend following career (perhaps at the expense of […]