Managed Futures Education

  • Definitions and Formulas

    Arbitrage: There are a number of sub-strategies that fall under arbitrage. The most prevalent in the managed futures industry is statistical arbitrage. A simple example of this is simultaneously bu... Read More

  • Crisis Alpha and Risk in Alternative Investment Strategies

    The investment community has heard and is following the siren call of Alternative Investments. Their seductive return properties and the mystique surrounding how they make money has tantalized investo... Read More

  • Top 5 List - Why Managed Futures?

    Futures may be used to manage the risk of volatile investments and to capitalize on speculative opportunities associated with that volatility. But the fast-paced and increasingly sophisticated nature ... Read More

  • Frequently Asked Questions About Managed Futures

    Individual and institutional investors are increasingly including Managed Futures as part of a diversified investment portfolio as they search for non-traditional and alternative investment opportunit... Read More

  • In Search of Crisis Alpha: A Short Guide to Investing in Managed Futures

    Most investment strategies are susceptible to suffering devastating losses during equity market crisis. Given this, for almost any investor, the key to finding true diversification is in finding an in... Read More

  • Scrooge: The Real Story

    With apologies to Dickens, we believe we now know the answer.... Read More

  • Alternative Investments

    An alternative investment is an investment product other than traditional investments such as stocks, bonds or cash. Most alternative investment assets are held by institutional investors or accredit... Read More

  • Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs)

      Managed futures are operated by licensed Commodity Trading Advisors, or CTAs, who are regulated in the United States by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the National Futures Associ... Read More

  • The Danger of Complacency

    By Greg Taunt, Portfolio Manager, IASG Posted November 3, 2013 The stock market just hit an all time high and real estate values continue rising rapidly. Investors could not be happier. The ... Read More

  • Reality Check

    By Bryen Deutsch, Portfolio Manager, IASG Posted May 21, 2013 Farmers will tell you that “rain makes grain”. That often holds true, unless the rain is accompanied with winter like tempe... Read More