Opalesque Futures Briefing » Currency/Forex 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 Forex and Managed Futures http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13158 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13158#comments Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:08:52 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13158 Across the pond, the U.S Dollar Index (aka the greenback) is up 2.6% thus far through October, back at its March highs. This makes sense when you consider the greenback is measured against six different currencies, including the British Pound.
Meanwhile, a trending British Pound is a good thing for systematic Managed Futures managers that trade currency markets, while also…

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NFA bans introducing forex broker of FXCM, Gain Capital – Vankar Trading http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13112 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13112#comments Sun, 09 Oct 2016 23:00:26 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13112 The US National Futures Association (NFA) has announced it is permanently barring from membership the Chicago-based introducing forex broker Vankar Trading. The body overseeing the forex and introducing brokers in the US has also barred Vankar’s president John Karvelas from acting as a principal of an NFA Member for 10 years. Karvelas must also pay a $15 000 fine.
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Funds Bet Battered Sterling Could Plunge Further http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12900 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12900#comments Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:31:00 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12900 Hedge funds are betting that the battered British pound could fall further in the wake of the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union. Greenwich, Conn.-based AQR Capital Management, a computer-driven manager that runs more than $150 billion in assets, is shorting the pound in its $20 billion managed-futures strategy.
It had already made more than $1 billion in paper profit…

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Commodities’ Big Hurdle: The Strong Greenback http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12207 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12207#comments Mon, 21 Dec 2015 00:26:34 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12207 The strength of the dollar will give no reprieve next year to already pummeled commodities markets. Any rallies for crude oil, steel, coal, copper, and other base metals will be muted as the buck heads higher against most major currencies in 2016. It will do so because, while the U.S. economy isn’t exactly strong, it’s in a lot better shape…

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Building Stronger Managed Futures and Currency Portfolios: The Fort Rock Approach http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11838 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11838#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:56:02 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11838 Gemini Hedge Fund Services, has partnered with Fort Rock Asset Management to launch the investment manager’s new business in managed futures, CTAs and currency managers. “Fort Rock Asset Management utilizes its experience in managed futures and currency strategies to provide investors with alternative investment solutions that are designed to perform across full market cycles,” said David Young, President of Gemini…

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HSBC managed futures, currencies working well for AHL Man http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11798 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11798#comments Mon, 10 Aug 2015 01:03:20 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11798 In HSBC managed futures, currencies working well for AHL Man, while Blackrock systematic offerings look good year to date. In managed futures the Man AHL Currency Fund road trends higher on the month, posting a 9.62 percent gain in July, while the Bluetrend fund put up 6.19 percent monthly numbers, erasing a year to date lost and is now positive…

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What are Eurodollar futures? http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11642 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11642#comments Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:32:16 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11642 When our clients see Eurodollars futures being traded in their CTA accounts, they sometimes think that it is the Euro/USD currency pair. Eurodollars actually have nothing to do with Europe’s currency. Eurodollars are interest bearing bank deposits denominated in US Dollars and held at banks outside of the United States. Since these bank deposits are held outside the U.S., they…

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Investors stick to bets even as dollar and bonds slip http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11541 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11541#comments Sun, 31 May 2015 23:52:14 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11541 Some managed futures funds that focus on financial futures and options suffered steep losses during the initial market move as well. In the last 30 days, managed futures funds tracked by Morningstar fell 5.1 percent, and are up just 1.2 percent on the year.
Many of those funds were hit as oil prices recovered, a bet that also made a…

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Investors stick to bets as dollar, bonds slip http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11524 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11524#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 00:08:07 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11524 The dollar’s four-week decline and a slump in bond prices has upset some assumptions about where global financial markets are heading, but haven’t deterred most investors from staying faithful to their bets. Some managed futures funds that focus on financial futures and options suffered steep losses during the initial market move as well.
In the last 30 days, managed futures…

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CTAs Have Difficult Week With Dollar Trend Change http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11476 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11476#comments Mon, 11 May 2015 01:29:33 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11476 CTAs stumble last week as dollar uptrend stalls. This is evident in CTA performance. The bandwagon in the long U.S. dollar trade took a breather this past week, as a Lyxor research report noted “the month of April has marked the transition toward a new market regime.”
Short-term market environmental changes should be expected to hurt traditional managed futures trend followers,…

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