A Decade of Trend Following

Last year was not a good year for trend following, with many commenting that the performance for the strategy has been declining over the last few years. We decided to look at the performance of the Wisdom State of Trend Following index on a long timeframe, to let the...

Red November for Managed Futures

This month’s managed futures report is overall negative with only a handful of funds we track showing positive performance for November, with the YTD performance being slightly negative too. Managed Futures Performance   November average return: -1.03% 2016...

Managed Futures FAQ

What are alternative investments? Alternative investments are investment products other than traditional asset types such as stocks, bonds, and cash. Because of their markedly different risk and return characteristics, alternative investments serve to stabilize and...

Managed Futures Research

Wisdom Trading is committed to providing the information you need to make better Managed Futures investment decisions. Our articles, special reports, and educational materials are designed to offer perspective and insight into managed futures and other alternative...

November Fall for Trend Following

  November 2016 Trend Following: DOWN  -2.55%  /  YTD: -19.32% Every month of this second half of the year seems to have a recurring theme and/or unilateral direction, rendering the YTD performance quite clearly negative. November...

Managed Futures Down in October

A lot of red in this monthly edition of the Managed Futures Round-up. All the managers we track as part of the report posted negative performance and the list is collectively just in the red for the year too. Managed Futures Performance   October average return:...

Managed Futures in September

September was a mixed month with a slight negative average for the CTAs we follow in the report, in line with the overall industry trend. The Year-to-Date remains positive for our list, substantially more than the industry indices. Please find below the results....
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