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Options Made Simple

For any profession, once you have done it for a while, some concepts become second nature to the point that you forget that not everyone (or very few) understands them at even a basic level.  I find that options are the concept that confuses people the most and one that is perhaps most valuable to […]

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There is a Story behind Every Futures Program

As one of the world’s largest futures databases, we begin talking to traders often at the earliest stages of their evolution up to billions of dollars in assets. But not all beginnings are equal, as some achieve early success and others never find it at all. Part of our challenge is trying to determine which […]

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Understanding Minimum Investment Sizes

Managers in the futures space are faced with a dilemma when they launch their programs.  They need to choose a trade level.  For an equity manager this is an easy process as they often trade 100% of the cash available and sometimes decide to use leverage.  ALL futures contracts already have the leverage built in […]

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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

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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

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Analyzing the performance table

Disclosure documents include performance summaries for managed futures investments. Find out how to decipher the different pieces of information these summaries provide. Upon receiving a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) disclosure document, the first thing investors usually do is turn to the performance table found in the Past Performance section of the document. This is where […]

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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 Association. Commodity trading advisors (CTAs) are asset managers who follow a set of systematic investment strategies. Essentially, they are the operators of managed futures accounts and are […]

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The Capital Appreciation Program: Spreads ‐ A Unique Approach to the Energy Sector

Corporate Summary Tyche Capital Advisors, LLC is a New York based registered commodity trading advisor currently offering trading programs to qualified investors. Through its trading programs, TCA will engage in speculative trading of futures and options contracts offered on the United States commodity exchanges and overseas futures exchanges. Tariq Zahir and Steve Marino are the […]

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Managed Futures: Portfolio Diversification Opportunities

WHAT ARE MANAGED FUTURES? The term managed futures describes a diverse subset of active hedge fund strategies that trade liquid, transparent, centrally-cleared exchange-traded products, and deep interbank foreign exchange markets. Managers in this sector are called commodity trading advisors (CTAs) and their strategies are largely focused on financial futures markets with additional allocations to energy, […]

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10 Reasons to Consider Adding Managed Futures to Your Portfolio

Managed Futures are an alternative asset class that has achieved strong performance in both up and down markets, exhibiting low correlation to traditional asset classes, such as stocks, bonds, cash an

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Peering Over the Fiscal Cliff

by Tyler Resch, Portfolio Manager, IASGPosted October 18th, 2012 As we go into the final few months of the year we are more and more concerned with how we position ourselves going into 2013. A term I am hearing more often from concerned investors is the looming “fiscal cliff.” This “fiscal cliff” they are referring […]

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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 buying gold on one exchange (for a lower price) and selling gold on another exchange (for a higher price). This strategy looks to profit from the […]

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Scenario Analysis – Because There is More Than One Path to the Future

Investors do not know the impact of different alternatives in history. In fact, history is subject to discovery and this process of historical discovery is subject to biases as we try to sift through facts.

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