Managed Account Programs are a great way to get access to trading talent and performance in a more hands-off approach.
Managed Futures refer to professionally managed accounts, traded by registered Commodity Trading Advisors (CTA’s). CTA’s can go long or short, in a wide range of instruments including grains, meats, metals, interest rates, currencies, energies, and stock indices. They trade a broad range of strategies in varying time frames and offer diversification and opportunity for enhanced returns.
Managed futures traders are typically looking to capitalize on market trends that persist from supply/demand imbalances in the marketplace. With the ability to go both long and short, managed futures have the potential to profit in any economic
environment, and often perform best in crisis periods or uncertainty.
Managed futures offer a smart way to balance risk with returns. When added to a traditional stock and bond portfolio, managed future may be able to reduce overall portfolio risk and volatility while simultaneously enhancing performance, as shown in the table below.
|100% US Equities1||100% Managed Futures2||Traditional (60% Equities1 / 40% Bonds3)||80% Traditional / 20% Managed Futures2|
Period: 1990-2014. Data used:
1. US Equities: S&P 500 Total Return
2. Managed Futures: Barclay BTOP-50 for period 1990-1999, Newedge CTA Index 2000-2014
3. Bonds: Vanguard Total Bond Index Fund (VBMFX)
Managed futures have virtually no correlation to traditional asset classes such as stocks, bonds, cash, and real estate, making them a powerful tool in your diversification arsenal. And with over 150 different markets worldwide, managed futures make global diversification simple.
Managed futures have the potential to limit losses and generate strong returns even when the stock markets are falling or in crisis. During periods of economic stress — inflation, deflation or recession — managed futures can take long or short positions to capture positive returns.
With Wisdom Trading’s managed futures database, we help you select the right professional Commodity Trading Advisor to manage your account. We’ve selected the industry’s leading managed futures programs in our database, in which you can:
Along with the program’s strategy description and manager bio, the report sheet contains detailed info, with charts and stats analysis:
The report can also be downloaded in PDF format.
Type of strategy, Risk and Return stats or portfolios composition are all filters available to refine your CTA search to match your own investment criteria amongst the hundred of funds selected by us in the database.
Save your custom search for later use.
Add any managed futures programs you want to to track, and access the watchlist screen giving an overview of the latest performance.
Create portfolios with allocations to different CTAs from the database and/or upload your own instrument data.
Each portfolio can be viewed in the same report format as individual funds with complete stats and analysis, and an option to download the report in PDF format.
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