Opalesque Futures Briefing http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing Futures Briefing Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:04:29 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7.1 en hourly 1 Managing Volatility with Managed Futures http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13085 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13085#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:04:29 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13085 Managed futures can be confusing to individual investors. Technical jargon and a lack of familiarity with futures and options leave many investors befuddled and wary. But managed futures are more than just esoteric, “black box” mumbo jumbo. During times of crisis, they can be the best friend an investor can have. Managed futures are often at their best during time…

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Trend reversals lead to losses as managed futures drops 1.52% in August http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13083 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13083#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:04:09 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13083 Trend reversals in August have led managed futures traders to lose 1.52% last month according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 0.62% year to date.”Fed chairman Yellen’s unexpectedly hawkish comments at the Jackson Hole symposium precipitated trend reversals in global bond and currency markets,” said Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.
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Eurekahedge reports CTAs see strongest interest from investors http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13081 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13081#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:03:51 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13081 The September 2016 Eurekahedge Report finds that, over August, hedge funds witnessed their fourth consecutive month of outflows with investor redemptions totalling USD23.8 billion during this period.
However, total hedge fund assets have grown by USD17.6 billion over the past eight months with the industry’s total assets currently standing at USD2.26 trillion, the firm says. Eurekahedge writes that the USD800…

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CTA/managed futures declines in August http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13079 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13079#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:03:33 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13079 The performance of the average hedge fund was flat in August, based on the Eurekahedge Index, which returned 0.03 percent for the month. CTA/managed futures and macro hedge funds were the main drivers for the weaker performance, data provider Eurekahedge said in its September report.
v“While August was a relatively quiet month, central bank actions dominated the trading scene, especially towards…

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Lyxor: Hedge Fund Index Dips 0.8% on CTA Reversal http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13077 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13077#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:03:11 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13077 Hedge funds slipped during the week ended September 13 as market concerns about the Fed’s timing and increasing uncertainty about the presidential election negatively impacted both equity and bond markets, according to Lyxor Asset Management’s Weekly Brief.
CTAs were hit the hardest, falling by a material 5.8% as they were largely net long both stocks and bonds at the start…

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Funds flat in August, up 2.50% YTD http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13073 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13073#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:02:30 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13073 Hedge funds were flat to marginally negative at 0.06% during the month of August1 with much of this weakness led by underlying CTA/managed futures and macro mandated hedge funds. On the other hand, underlying markets as represented by the MSCI World Index (Local) were up 0.48%.
CTA/managed futures hedge funds posted the steepest decline in August, down 2.15% with underlying…

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The Ultimate Survival Asset http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13071 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13071#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:02:11 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13071 Managed futures are a bit of an odd asset class. The term means many things to many people. Long the domain of the ultrawealthy, the strategy takes advantage of the long and short side of just about anything that trades on a futures market… commodities, currencies, government bonds, indexes, etc.
The funds don’t buy typical equity stakes. Instead, they bet…

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Blending Trend Following with Global Macro http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13068 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13068#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:01:31 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13068 Financial markets are inherently volatile, at times going through extended periods of decline. This volatility is driven by the struggle between growth and value investors rendering persistent phases of inefficiencies and often overshooting fundamentals. The State Street / Ramius Managed Futures Strategy Fund combines trend following and quantitative global macro approaches with the objective to provide stability and diversification.
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Why Aren’t Liquid Alts More Popular In 401ks? http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13066 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13066#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:01:13 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13066 In this market, of all markets, alternative investments and non-correlated assets should be more popular in 401(k)s. Indeed, critics argue managed futures were about the only product to perform to expectations during the worst of the crisis and its aftermath, acting as a countercyclical hedge to blunt the impact of a near-complete collapse.
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Gemini Alt & IASG Alternatives Announce Technology Integration http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13064 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13064#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:52 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13064 The Gemini Companies announces that its affiliate, Gemini Alternative Funds, LLC, has completed a software integration with IASG Alternatives LLC. As part of a strategic relationship, prospective Gemini Alt investors will have access to the IASG Alternatives managed futures database without leaving Gemini Alt’s Galaxy Plus managed account portal. IASG’s database will allow Gemini investors to be able to combine…

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