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Alternative Investment Strategy Managed Futures Education

Tips on Put Options for Farmers and Hedgers

Buying (Long) a Put Option:A basic option strategy to be familiar with and learn the advantages and disadvantages of is Buying a Put Option (Long Put).  Buying a Put option is the opposite of buying a call option, in that a Put gives you the right, but not the obligation to sell the underlying futures contract at a specific […]

Alternative Investment Strategy

Money Management & Contrary Opinion Trading

Contrary-opinion trading is perhaps the best solution to market madness and noise in the markets; it is a “thinking man’s” trading tool.  A Contrarian is a person who takes an opposing view, especially one who rejects the majority opinion, as in economic matters. So, in a nutshell, if a CTA / Money Manager is trading […]

Alternative Investment Strategy CTA Managed Futures

Madison Park Capital Management – Strategy Philosophy

As our marketing efforts gradually shift from focusing on individuals to institutions, we have been asked recently, more than once, to provide a theoretical framework for our investment philosophy and trading approach. Although our trading results continue to validate our strategy, we were more than happy to take on this challenge, go back to review the genesis of our ideas from over a decade ago and review why our methodology still stands to reason.

Alternative Investment Strategy Volatility

High vs. low volatility strategies: A different view of risk

When investors think of risk, they usually associate it with volatility. This probably stems from Nobel Prize winning economist Harry Markowitz’s use of volatility in the 1950s and fellow Nobel Prize winner William Sharpe’s use of volatility in creating his self-named method of risk adjusting returns. The lower the volatility of a given investment theoretically indicates that investment carries less risk. Risk, however, could be viewed from a different angle. The impact of a high volatility investment on a portfolio can be mitigated by the allocation size given to that product. By normalizing for volatility, theoretically, high and low volatility investments can have equal impact on a portfolio’s total return. This leads us to a different way to view risk. Risk is the difference between the anticipated worst loss and the realized worst loss.

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Scrooge: The Real Story

Most people know Ebenezer Scrooge as the cold-hearted, tight-fisted, “Bah, humbug!” guy from the Charles Dickens novel, A Christmas Carol. But was it really the “happiness of Christmas” that grated on Scrooge’s nerves, or was it something else that caused his foul disposition? Indeed, it wasn’t a lack of status that made Scrooge grumpy. He […]

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