Commodity Trading Advisor - Money manager in alternative investments.
Howard A. Bernstein is the chief trader and sole principal of HB Capital Management, Inc. Mr. Bernstein first achieved recognition by finishing in the top ten of the US Investing Championship, Futures Division in 1990, 1991 and 1992, highlighted by a 2nd place finish in 1991. Other performance awards include: Managed Derivatives Magazine, high performance award, 1994; Stark Research Report ranked #3 for previous 4 years, 1994; CTA Research Corporation ranked #2 for risk-adjusted return, 1995; Managed Account Reports, Quarterly Performance Reports, ranked #6 for performance and #8 for risk-adjusted return over previous 5 years, 1996; Moniresearch newsletter ranked #1 for performance over previous 3 years, March 2001. The trading program utilizes the principal’s 20+ years experience trading in the futures markets in order to develop a multi-strategy and multi-market approach to trading both commodity futures and options on futures trading. 1. Commodity option selling - This strategy consists of selling or "writing" options (puts and calls) on futures contracts in the crude oil, coffee, soybeans, silver, natural gas and corn markets, among others. The program may also, from time to time, purchase options and may employ the use of hedged strategies such as option spreads, strangles, straddles, or may purchase or sell futures to offset an open option position. 2. Seasonal and spread trading - We seek to profit from seasonal patterns inherent in various commodity markets. The trades taken may be outright long (buy) and short (sell) positions or spread trades between two similar commodities. Seasonal trading may also employ the use of buying and/or selling options. 3. Stock Market timing – We have developed a proprietary program for trading the stock market. We may take a long position when a buy signal is generated for the stock market and may take a short position when a sell signal is generated.