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Fri, 07 Jan 2011
Founders Q&A:What accounts for differences between trend-following programs by the same manager? The founder of Clarke Capital offers insights as to program design.
Futures Lab: Commodity rulemaking: Who will be affected by the proposals under consideration?
Insider Talk: 2011 and beyond: Opportunities and risks in futures markets. The Triton Capital team looks ahead.
Manager Profile A new CTA talks about his mostly shortterm strategies and how living in New Zealand influences his perspective.
Regulators: Matthew Kerfoot from law firm Dechert reviews possible regulatory changes related to commodity funds.
Top Ten Best performers since October 2005 from Managed Account Research Inc.
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Tue, 16 Nov 2010
Founders Q&A: Can drawdowns be kept down to less than 2%? Mesirow Financial's distinctive global macro strategy has done this. Co-portfolio manager Tom R Willis explains how.
Futures Lab: New handbook by Mark Melin offers comprehensive guidelines for managed futures investing, including ways to deal with risk.
Insider Talk: Veteran investor Richard Bornhoft picks managers for the mass affluent market. He explains his approach.
Regulators: A US mutual fund that invests in CTAs: What does the regulatory format mean in practice?
Practitioner View: Ira Kawaller rigorously disputes the idea that long-only commodities boost return
Index Tracker: Long commodities vs. managed futures: what the indexes say.
Top Ten: Largest CTA Firms.
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Fri, 22 Oct 2010

Founders Q&A: What if there's a bond bubble? 2100Xenon founder Jay Feuerstein provides insight on bond markets and fixed income futures trading.

Futures Lab: What does the expected second round of quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve mean?

Insider Talk : Emerging markets and managed futures: a report from MF Global suggests the combination has special characteristics.

Index Tracker: Gold, silver and commodity investments.

Regulators: Dodd-Frank rulemaking, palladium and platinum and increased enforcement actions by the CFTC.

Top Ten: Financials-only best performers in the past 12 months.

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Mon, 20 Sep 2010
Founders Q&A: John W. Henry & Co.' president discusses the experience of the past five years and explains why long-term trend following still works.
Futures Lab: A sample diversified portfolio of five CTAs.
Insider Talk: Current opportunities and portfolio construction in an environment of heightened uncertainty, from the founder of Integrated Energy Group and Integrated Capital Solutions .
Index Tracker: Crisis and correlations: the managed futures exception.
Regulators: Recent foreign exchange-related fraud cases: defendants include a pastor and an ex con.
Top Ten: A gold trading program leads these year-to-date winners.
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Wed, 18 Aug 2010
Founders Q&A: Agriculture specialist Brooks Brown discusses how agricultural markets work and explains his distinctive niche strategy Agriculture specialist Brooks Brown discusses how agricultural markets work and explains his distinctive niche strategy
Futures Lab: Learn about volatility forecasting and its uses from Laurence Wormald, head of research at SunGard APT.
Insider Talk:NuWave founder Troy Buckner sheds light on the recent experience in the grains market by using behavioral finance.
Manager profile:Auctos Capital manager Kevin Jamali on putting together a skill set, including a research team to develop diverse models.
Regulators:Convergence in wheat futures and cash market.
Top Ten: Agricultural and other non-financial CTAs.
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