In the United States, trading futures began in the mid-19th century with the establishment of central grain markets where farmers could sell their products either for immediate delivery, also called the spot or cash market, or for forward delivery. These forward contracts were private contracts between buyers and sellers...

E-micro Gold (MGC) futures offer the opportunity of a 10:1 offset with the 100-oz. Gold Futures contract. At one-tenth the size of our benchmark gold contract, the E-micro Gold Futures contract is tailored to meet the demands of the active individual investor looking for the opportunity to...

Now live: Micro Bitcoin futures Micro-sized bitcoin, major possibilities Access a cost-effective new way to fine-tune your bitcoin exposure and add versatility to your trading strategies with Micro Bitcoin futures (MBT), now available for trading. At 1/10 the size of one bitcoin or 1/50 the size of the Bitcoin futures contract, these smaller-sized contracts...

Top Alternative Investment Strategies for Sophisticated Investors As the investment landscape is rapidly changing, finding new investment opportunities and diversification has never been more important.  Commodity futures markets offer a wide range of opportunity through global market exposure and the ability to easily go long or...

To understand the concept behind alternative investments, you don’t have to think far beyond your own kitchen. There are certain staple foods you cook on a daily basis, things you would consider “conventional.” The ingredients are easy to find and affordable. The knowledge and time to cook the dishes...

December average return: -0.35% 2019 average return: +11.00% ManagerPerf.YTD Aspect Capital-0.76%+20.07% Campbell & Company-3.40%+11.36% Cantab Capital Partners+3.10%+39.68% Chesapeake Capital-1.70%-4.03% Crabel+0.08%+8.41% Dunn Capital-0.47%+16.91% FORT L.P.-0.36%+14.41% Graham Capital Mgmt.-3.42%+15.57% ISAM+0.12%+1.76% Lynx Asset Mgmt.-0.94%+15.42% Man Investments+1.26%+10.03% Millburn Ridgefield-0.07%+6.09% Quantitative Inv. Mgmt.+2.34%-1.45% Quantica Capital-1.40%+25.03% SEB Asset Mgmt.-0.66%+1.85% Transtrend BV-0.51%+1.94% Winton Capital Mgmt.+0.86%+3.92% Main Indices Returns As a comparison, please find below the returns for several indices tracking the managed futures/CTA...

There’s nothing that strikes more fear into the hearts of investors than market declines. Short-term or long-term, it almost doesn’t matter. This is particularly true of investors whose portfolios consist mainly of equities or equity-driven assets (i.e. index funds). The problem here is that most investors can’t tell apart...

You’ve been told that commodity futures can at times have a negative correlation to equities. When one goes up the other goes down, so they say. A portfolio of futures, then, makes for a good portfolio hedge--one that allows you to capture upside during market...

Unless you’re a seasoned commodities trader or a die-hard gold bug, you may not be that familiar with the gold-to-silver ratio. If not, read on, as we’ll explain what it is, how it’s traditionally interpreted, and how you might use it to inform your precious metals trades or allocations....

Please find below the September performance numbers of the managed futures funds we follow in our monthly report. Managed Futures Performance September average return: -3.62% 2019 average return: +13.59% ManagerPerf.YTD Aspect Capital-3.87%+22.94% Campbell & Company-2.40%+20.45% Cantab Capital Partners-1.79%+38.71% Chesapeake Capital-2.18%+1.58% Crabel-0.98%+4.44% Dunn Capital-11.16%+21.53% FORT L.P.-2.88%+17.42% Graham Capital Mgmt.-2.42%+17.95% ISAM-10.97%+8.67% Lynx Asset Mgmt.-4.72%+23.21% Man Investments-6.81%+14.70% Millburn Ridgefield+1.90%+2.39% Quantitative Inv. Mgmt.-1.64%-9.11% Quantica Capital-0.70%+26.46% SEB Asset Mgmt.-3.26%+5.47% Transtrend BV-5.06%+7.61% Winton...