Our weekly newsletter is out, and as the year draws to a close, we find ourselves reflecting on all that has happened. Programs have launched into the limelight while others have shuttered their doors. Managed futures as an asset class has struggled, prompting some to declare trend following prematurely dead. PFGBest shook the industry to its core, and spurred a series of reforms that have made customers safer than ever. Europe continued to plague the markets, with this little thing called the fiscal cliff looming large on the horizon.
Yes, it’s been one heck of a year, and we’re proud of the research and reports we’ve put out (and even more excited about what we have in store for you over the next 12 months). We learned a great deal going back through our 40+ managed futures newsletters this year, but that’s a lengthy process and a lot of reading for most. So as you prepare to celebrate the holidays and head into the New Year, we’ve prepared the following list of the 10 most popular Attain newsletters in 2012 based on reader favorites, staff picks, and the amount of views each newsletter had.
So for those doing some managed futures research, those looking or more education, or just in case you missed one of our research pieces â€“ here are 10 of our most important managed futures discussions of 2012.
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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.
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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 client’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.