Opalesque Futures Briefing » Investment http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing Futures Briefing Sun, 20 Nov 2016 23:09:55 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7.1 en hourly 1 Asia investors being pointed towards alternative investments http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13246 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13246#comments Sun, 20 Nov 2016 23:09:55 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13246 Asian investors should look more to alternative investments to balance their portfolios and reduce risk as the global markets remain volatile and politics unpredictable. Alternative investments include hedge funds, private equity, managed futures, real-estate and commodities like gold, and don’t move in same direction as equities or fixed income.
In the wake of the unexpected Trump win in the US presidential…

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Traders are Taking a Closer Look at WisdomTree Managed Futures http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13235 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13235#comments Sun, 20 Nov 2016 23:08:15 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13235 Investors doing their homework on technical levels for WisdomTree Managed Futures (WDTI) will most likely be looking at many different indicators. The RSI, or Relative Strength Index is a widely used oscillating indicator among traders and investors.
The RSI operates in a range-bound territory with values between 0 and 100. When the RSI line heads up, the stock may be…

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Keeping your investment portfolio in balance in changing times http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13231 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13231#comments Sun, 20 Nov 2016 23:07:35 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13231 The financial markets are betting that Trump’s policies, greenlighted by a Republican Congress, will boost spending, tilting interest rates and inflation higher. In the inverse math of fixed income investors, higher interest rates mean lower prices on existing bonds, a dynamic professional investors call “rate risk.”
The Great Recession of 2008 ushered in an unprecedented period of historically low interest rates.…

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Time to invest in managed futures? http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13227 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13227#comments Sun, 13 Nov 2016 23:20:00 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13227 CTAs and managed futures have been hit by the poor performance of commodities in recent years and the end of the so-called ‘super cycle’. But is the case for these strategies still valid? A managed futures fund invests with an absolute return perspective, i.e. the fund manager tries to make money in all market environments and does do not follow…

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Why SmartBeta is spooking liquid alts investors http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13223 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13223#comments Sun, 13 Nov 2016 23:19:16 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13223 Recent market volatility has pushed many investors to look towards managed futures funds, which traditionally offer attractive returns in various markets paired with low risk. Speaking to Citywire Selector, Citywire + rated Frank Seidel of Amandea said the attraction of a managed futures fund is the fact most strategies are purely systematic.
‘The transactions are typically triggered only on the…

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When active investors need to get away from indices http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13207 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13207#comments Sun, 13 Nov 2016 23:16:31 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13207 Thijs Hovers, co-portfolio manager and co-owner of Lucerne Capital said that active investors need to get away from indices when they are trying to find out where the growth is in Europe. Speaking at the latest Opalesque 2016 New York Roundtable, Hovers explained that a large part of European equity indices are banks, which are suffering from low net interest…

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Decorrelation, Natixis focuses on managed futures and alternative fund http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13199 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13199#comments Sun, 30 Oct 2016 23:04:10 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13199 Increase the degree of diversification of a predominantly equity portfolio, facing increasingly interconnected and related markets. This is what we propose to do Natixis with the launch of a fund investing in managed futures managed by AlphaSimplex Group, a leading investment company of the French group specializing in alternative strategies.
The fund Managed Futures AlphaSimplex will co-managed by a team…

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Are there risk-reducing alternatives to hedge funds? http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13173 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13173#comments Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:57:30 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13173 In their search to reduce portfolio risk, advisers are on the hunt for alternatives to their costly hedge funds and managed futures. The low costs, convenience and liquidity of the mutual fund structure may be attractive to advisers, said John Dolfin, the chief investment officer at asset management firm Steben & Co. However, the low beta and positive alpha of…

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Use Alternative Investments to Hedge Without Hedge Funds http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13150 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13150#comments Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:07:14 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13150 Alternative investment strategies used to be synonymous with hedge funds and the endowments and wealthy investors that bought into them. But now a growing number of mutual funds are adopting hedge-fund tactics, from betting on stocks that could decline (known as shorting) to buying futures contracts to ride market trends.
Alternative mutual funds are cheaper to own than hedge funds,…

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Managed Futures with Active Fixed Income http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13125 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13125#comments Sun, 09 Oct 2016 23:02:58 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13125 Since managed futures provide a return stream uncorrelated with equity markets, they can be a good portfolio diversifier. Matt Osborne, CIO of Altegris and portfolio manager of the Altegris Futures Evolution Strategy Fund, believes that investors often neglect the potential of managed futures due to their volatility.
The fund aims to combine the best trend following and active fixed income…

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