Our weekly newsletter is out, and since our Semi-Annual CTA Rankings were released last week, that means this week it’s time for our CTA spotlight. You see, twice a year we try to answer the age old investor question of which managed futures program is the best, and end up with our unique Top 15 ranking â€“ which incorporates dozens of different statistical measures rather than just looking at which program made the most money last year.
Traditionally, we highlight the top program in that list in our spotlight newsletter one week later. But this time around, it wasn’t so straightforward. At the top of the focus list rankings was Tanyard Creek. It’s certainly a quality program from our view and traded by many of our clients, but they’re closed to new investors, making a spotlight for new investors pretty pointless. Then came Briarwood, Covenant and Mesirow - three programs we’ve already done relatively recent spotlights on.While it’s good to know our top ranked managers have been ranked highly so consistently that we’ve already profiled them in the past, we thought our readers could benefit from seeing a fresh face.
So today, we will take a look at our #5 ranked program, an agricultural CTA called M6 Capital. M6 is run by Chris Myers, who, eats, lives, and breathes the stuff he trades. And despite his proclivity for numbers and trading, he is truly a master story teller. To learn more, read our full of profile of what is, in our opinion, a strong, unique agricultural program worth considering.
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