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Alternative Investment Strategy

Good Market News Coming for Managed Futures Strategies?

It is hard to come by good news lately, but as Warren Buffet says, “Be greedy when others are fearful and fearful when others are greedy.” Reports tell us that he has been following his mantra to the letter recently as he is finally spending his $146.7 billion in cash held at the end of […]

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Advisor Commentary

Cayler Capital April 2022 Commentary

Commentary provided by Brent Belote of Cayler Capital Cayler Capital had a slight pullback after our blockbuster performance in March, posting -5.53% for April (Past Performance not indicative of future results). Primary losses were from long oil positions. We have gone back to the sideline for the time being on oil directionally but still believe […]

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Advisor Commentary

April 2022 Market Letter

Commentary provided by Chad Burlet of Third Street AG Investments Food security and domestic inflation have quickly become the top concerns of almost every country in the world. The loss of Ukrainian wheat exports caused several smaller countries to restrict their exports and encouraged several importing countries to increase their inventories. The loss of Ukrainian sunseed and […]

Alternative Investment Strategy

Manager Profiles: The New Guys

We often get new traders to our site that fit a particular profile. However, it is rare that we have a number come on at the same time with as much industry experience as the following three.  Perhaps not surprisingly, they all started strongly out of the gate.  Absolute Return Capital Management – ARCM Ionic […]

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Advisor Commentary

Numberline Capital Partners March Performance Report and Market Summary

Commentary by John Knott of Numberline Capital Partners. The NLCP Macro-Economic Model up ticked slightly this month from 8.16 to 8.32. That was a little surprising. We expect it to continue to weaken “slowly” as we move into summer and the Fed tries to slow the economy down. There has been a lot of talk about […]

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Alternative Investment Strategy

Recession coming?

It is time to consider the possibility that a recession is coming.  While few seem to be talking about it, signs increasingly seem to be pointing in that direction.  The confusion is justified as GDP growth accelerates, employment is at record lows, and the stock market remains mostly stable.  Perhaps I am a pessimist, so […]

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Advisor Commentary

AG Capital March 2022 Investor Update

Does Powell want an equity market decline? It seems so. Former Fed chair Bernanke spent a decade delivering a policy of actively pursuing a “wealth effect” via quantitative easing (QE), hoping that stock market gains would unleash additional spending in the economy. It didn’t really work, only serving to exacerbate the wealth divide. It took […]

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Advisor Commentary

March 2022 Market Letter

Commentary provided by Chad Burlet of Third Street AG Investments From a commodity perspective, March came in like a lion and went out like a lion. At the beginning of the month, the market was trying to grasp the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. At the end of the month, it was attempting to price […]

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Advisor Commentary

Numberline Capital Partners February Performance Report and Market Summary

Commentary by John Knott of Numberline Capital Partners. Last month, we left off expecting a re-test of the price lows but firmly believed the “panic selling” was largely done with. Well, we got the re-test on all three major indices. The market has stayed volatile as expected, and sentiment has rarely been this bad. Commodities are […]

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Advisor Commentary

Gamma Q February 2022 Market Update

Commentary provided by Todd Delay of Gamma Q Our long bias to corn and the soybean complex drove returns for February. Deteriorating weather conditions in South America ratcheted down production estimates providing support to corn and soybeans; then, as the month came to an end, it was marked with the opening of the Russian invasion […]

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Alternative Investment Strategy

A Nickel for Wild Ride

While the world focuses on oil prices, a little paid attention to commodity was a big story last week that mostly went unnoticed. The price of Nickel skyrocketed 250%, which caused the LME exchange to suspend trading and put a big Chinese bank in a huge hole.  Not surprisingly, Russia produces a significant quantity of […]

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Alternative Investment Strategy

Biggest Weekly Commodities Gain since 1960

The war in Ukraine is pushing commodity prices well beyond their recent inflation-induced highs, and it appears things may get worse. Bank of America says that commodity prices have seen their strongest start since 1915. Here are some highlights for the week (to confirm these are changes for the week, not the year).  Oil prices […]

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Advisor Commentary

Russian Sanctions Already Traded: GZC Strategic Commodities Fund January 2022 Report

Commentary by GZC Investment Management In January, global energy demand was on the strong side of expectations, with oil storage in OECD drawing significantly. However, global crude oil balances suggest it is likely to ease for the coming months despite a strong backwardation in oil curves and limitation in US stocks building instrumented by Saudi […]

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