Our newsletter for the week is out, and we’re addressing a common lament in financial circles of late â€“ the apparent lack of quality alternative invesment educational materials. Donâ€™t get us wrong â€“ we KNOW managed futures certainly doesnâ€™t have a representative body of literature dedicated to it (aside from ours) â€“ but in the wider world of alternative investments, and investing in general, there actually are a fair number of books that are not only worthy of your attention, but may help you to better understand the decisions ahead of you. Or, at least, laugh a little bit along the way.
So here we break down the financial missives and exposĂ©sÂ thatÂ our office has been reading and highly recommends. Or, as we jokingly refer to it around the office, a Masterâ€™s degree in â€śAlternative Investment History, Operation, and Marketingâ€ť from the University of Malec.
Forex trading, commodity trading, managed futures, and other alternative investments are complex and carry a risk of substantial losses. As such, they are not suitable for all investors.
The entries on this blog are intended to further subscribers understanding, education, and â€“ at times- enjoyment of the world of alternative investments through managed futures, trading systems, and managed forex. Unless distinctly noted otherwise, the data and graphs included herein are intended to be mere examples and exhibits of the topic discussed, are for educational and illustrative purposes only, and do not represent trading in actual accounts.
The mention of asset class performance is based on the noted source index (i.e. Newedge CTA Index, S&P 500 Index, etc.) , and investors should take care to understand that any index performance is for the constituents of that index only, and does not represent the entire universe of possible investments within that asset class. And further, that there can be limitations and biases to indices: such as survivorship and self reporting biases, and instant history.
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Past Performance is Not Necessarily Indicative of Future Results. The regulations of the CFTC require that prospective clients of a managed futures program (CTA) receive a disclosure document when they are solicited to enter into an agreement whereby the CTA will direct or guide the clientâ€™s commodity interest trading and that certain risk factors be highlighted. The disclosure document contains a complete description of the principal risk factors and each fee to be charged to your account by the CTA.