Bastiat Capital

Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. The risk of loss in trading commodity futures, options, and foreign exchange (“forex”) is substantial.

CTA Introduction

Bastiat Capital is a boutique investment firm specializing in next generation global macro strategies. Our mission is to augment conventional portfolios with effective countermeasures for acute deflationary, inflationary, and geo-strategic risks.

Development of the Bastiat Divergence Program’s core strategy began in the midst of the dot-com crash while founder Amanda Howard was a graduate student at Oxford University. Many of the blueprints were sketched in the café beneath the Ashmolean, the world’s oldest university museum. The strategy incorporates her original research into the heart of extreme market behavior. Key insights have come from flooding patterns in the Nile river basin, the seismic nature of financial market bubbles and crashes, the elegant operations research techniques that contributed to both the Allied victory of WWII and the Japanese industrial miracle, and an ancient Roman philosophy of perseverance under stress and uncertainty.

Howard named the firm in honor of Frederic Bastiat, a French economist and philosopher often associated with the pro-free-market Austrian School of Economics.
Portfolio Manager
Amanda Howard
Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA)
NFA 0515232
United States of America