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Managed account 3D Capital is up nearly 70% of the time the S&P 500 is down

Monday, September 18, 2017

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

Separately managed account 3D Capital Management programs utilize a global macro, systematic investment approach to trade exclusively in the E-mini S&P 500 futures contract. The programs have achieved profit nearly 70% of the time the equity market is down on the month, Eric Dugan, 3D Capital's President and Portfolio Manager claimed.

In an interview with Opalesque, Dugan said that 3D uses multiple global markets and asset classes to identify and capture daily movements both up and down in the S&P 500. By way of example, he mentioned that the Nikkei, London gas, oil, silver, U.S. bonds and the yen are some of the markets he uses to forecast the daily direction of the S&P 500.

He said, "Because our programs are dynamic and typically don't hold positions overnight we are able to adapt to different trading environments. Our performance reflects our message in that we believe in Daily risk management, a Dynamic investment approach and great Defense [hence the 3D]. This has enabled us to generate consistent positive returns that have outperformed most of the managed future benchmarks since our program's inception, and profit nearly 70% of the time the S&P 500 is down on the month."

Dugan's favorite quote of Paul Tudor Jones' "You adapt, evolve, compete or die," has been central to the evolution of 3D's programs, and has enabled 3D to navigate the challenging market condition......................

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