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State of Trend Following – May 2014

Wisdom State of Trend Following - May 2014

  May 2014: Trend Following NEUTRAL -0.02% — YTD: -2.81% A near-zero result for the index in May, which continues its multi-months stagnating (consolidating?) phase. Interesting to note that the performance is improving on the 12-month rolling basis as the strong negative months from last year are dropped off. Indeed, one of the systems is showing […]

State of Trend Following – April 2014

Wisdom State of Trend Following - April 2014

  April 2014: Trend Following NEUTRAL +0.40%— YTD: -2.84% Our trend following index spent most of the month of April hovering around the zero-line to continue its plateauing phase:   The 12-month chart still showing a fairly flat performance since October:

Global Diversification: The Free Exotic Lunch

At Wisdom Trading we strongly believe in the power of global diversification. This is why we offer our traders and clients access to over 300 markets on 30+ global exchanges, one of the widest product offerings in the industry. In the following article, we make the case for adding exotic markets to your portfolio. The […]

Wisdom Trading Newsletter: Trends, Systems and CTAs

This is the first release of our monthly newsletter where we’ll provide updates on CTA performance, Commodity Trends, and Commodity Strategies. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback on the format please feel free to email us directly at info@wisdomtrading.com. Commodity Trends The Commodity markets have been trending nicely in the first quarter of […]

State of Trend Following – March 2014

Wisdom State of Trend Following - March 2104 System Attribution chart

  March 2014: Trend Following DOWN -2.66%— YTD: -4.12% The index registered further losses in March, to extend the negative performance for the year so far. Despite a good start of the month, in continuation of late February’s move, the index reverted back down towards the end of the month:   The 12-month chart still […]

State of Trend Following – February 2014

Wisdom State of Trend Following - January 2104 System Attribution chart - 12 months

  February 2014: Trend Following FLAT -0.06%— YTD: -2.07% The index showed some strength in the last weeks of the month, which only served to get back up to break-even levels, after a poor start of the month. A zig-zag amounting to not much. But hopefully the positive momentum keeps going into next month and […]

State of Trend Following – January 2014

Wisdom State of Trend Following - January 2014 System Attribution chart - 12 months

  January 2014: Trend Following DOWN -2.04% — YTD: -2.04% Not the greatest start of the year for the Wisdom State of Trend Following, with January registering a loss of just over 2%. The first few days of the year actually showed a straight decline, with the index hovering around these levels (slightly up) thereafter: […]

Wisdom State of Trend Following report – December 2013

  December 2013: Trend Following DOWN -0.66% — YTD: -13.63% Without surprise, the year closed to a loss for the Wisdom State of Trend Following index, with December registering a new negative performance. See more details below:   Despite a marked downtrend for most of the year, the index was actually at break-even back in […]

Wisdom State of Trend Following report – November 2013

Wisdom State of Trend Following - November 2103 chart

  November 2013: Trend Following UP +1.12% — YTD: -13.32% November appeared to be a continuation of the previous month, with the index not making any significant move in a specific direction, posting a strong last few days to finish on a positive note. The index registered a new Max Drawdown during this month, although […]

Wisdom State of Trend Following report – October 2013

Wisdom State of Trend Following - October 2103 chart

  October 2013: Trend Following Neutral +0.23% — YTD: -14.29% u The month of October offered a calmer period to the Trend Following index, after three months of strong downward movements. No strong trend emerging, with the index oscillating around the break-even line for the whole of October, as can be seen on the charts […]