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Opalesque Futures Briefing » Trading 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 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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Managed futures CTA hedge funds give up gains after Brexit heroics http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13229 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13229#comments Sun, 13 Nov 2016 23:20:23 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13229 Managed futures CTAs have been hard hit recently and multiple ends of the time horizon curve. After the election, bond yields jumped significantly, moving from 1.55% last month to 2.11% today. If the US central bank pulls back on monetary stimulus and raises interest rates, and the Trump administration pushes fiscal stimulus, bonds could trend significantly higher in yield, lower…

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CTAs bucking the hedge fund outflow trend http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13181 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13181#comments Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:58:50 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13181 Eurekahedge is out with its latest monthly report on hedge funds, which by its data saw their fifth straight month of investor redemptions. That pushed net investor allocations into the red for the year, with $8.7 billion in outflows as of September, the steepest year-to-date redemption level since 2009.
The US$254.6 billion CTA/managed futures hedge fund industry has seen its asset…

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CTAs finish negative Q3 with muted performance in September http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13167 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13167#comments Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:10:40 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13167 Societe Generale Prime Services today announces the September and full Q3 performance data for its SG CTA indices and shares its year to date performance review. September continued to be a difficult month for CTA strategies, with the flagship SG CTA Index entering negative territory for the first full quarter since Q2 2015, and ended the month down -1.20%. All…

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Commodity Trading Advisers Come into Focus http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13127 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13127#comments Sun, 09 Oct 2016 23:03:18 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13127 For one type of computer-driven fund, amassing giant positions in currencies, bonds, stocks and other assets is becoming the norm. Commodity trading advisers, or CTAs are computer-driven funds that try to make money betting on market trends and patterns.
Many of these funds have been betting against sterling and probably profited handsomely from Friday’s chaotic trading and fall in the…

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Man AHL’s new videos attempt to demystify quantitative investing http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13118 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13118#comments Sun, 09 Oct 2016 23:01:34 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13118 Clueless about breakout trading, machine learning, maximum diversification and other processes that systematic trend-following gurus use to manage their strategies? Then you’re in luck because Man AHL, one of the oldest managed futures shops, has enlisted its chief scientist to explain what you need to know in its second video series, AHL Explains.
Anthony Ledford, the aforementioned chief scientist and…

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Bubble Of Artificial Intelligence In Investing http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13102 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13102#comments Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:51:52 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13102 Ewan Kirk, founder of the $4.5 billion Cantab Capital Partners and an original managed futures CTA pioneer notes that in reality artificial intelligence is designed on the basis of a well-defined goal. Said another way, it is a reasonably controlled environment often driven by if – then logic.
“This is absolutely not the case in finance, where the goal is…

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Barrett Capital Seeks NonCorrelated Investment Exposure http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13031 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13031#comments Mon, 05 Sep 2016 04:41:15 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13031 Virginia is one of several regional areas throughout the world where innovative alternative investment theory is practiced. This is evidenced not just by the presence of some prolific managed futures CTA and long / short equity minds in the Atlantic region, some of whom enjoy questioning Wall Street consensus.
It is discernible when managed futures CTA thought processes are on…

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Gemini Managed Account Platform Surpasses $500mln in AUM http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13003 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13003#comments Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:04:19 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13003 Gemini Alternative Funds, LLC has surpassed $500 million in invested assets on its Galaxy Plus Fund managed account platform as of August 2016. “At a time when the demand for access to alternative strategies continues to increase, our platform enables investors to access alternative strategies from a variety of advisors with the same degree of transparency and control—and lower fees—they…

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Funds continue to face redemption pressure despite stock rally http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12989 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12989#comments Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:53:36 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12989 A report by hedge fund tracker Eureka Hedge said that global hedge funds witnessed the third consecutive month of outflows last month with investor redemptions totalling $20.7 billion. Total hedge fund assets grew by US$9.1 billion over the past seven months with the industry’s total assets currently standing at $2.25 trillion.
CTA/managed futures hedge fund strategies lead in terms of…

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