Managed Futures: A Look at Notional Funding

Unique to futures, notional funding is an investor’s ability to use hypothetical money in order to fund an account within a managed futures or CTA program. Notional accounts can only be utilized by investors who… Read More

Silver May Surprise Soon

“Hit em’ where they ain’t.” This phrase was made famous by baseball Hall of Famer and batting champ Willie Keeler who was known to surprise opponents by doing the unexpected – batting and bunting in… Read More

Interest Rate Indecision Damaging Markets

The seemingly endless speculation about whether the Fed will raise interest rates is getting old. The Federal Reserve has telegraphed a long-awaited move off “zero” for months now, only to disappoint again and again –… Read More

Let’s Add Wheat to Our El Niño Portfolio

Sketchy weather in some of the major wheat-growing regions of the world appears to be putting a floor under wheat prices. Dry soil conditions that hampered the planting of winter wheat in Ukraine and Russia… Read More

Super-Strong El Niño Still Growing

It is shaping up to be the biggest in recorded history. But even if the El Niño currently heating up the waters off the coasts of Central and South America fails to make the record… Read More

Success and Style in Managed Futures

Markets change personality depending on the underlying emotions guiding them. At any given time, every single market is doing one of three things: going up in response to greed, going down due to fear or… Read More

Time to Re-enter Platinum / Gold Spread

Certain relationships in commodities demand attention – especially when they are out of whack. One of these is the price differential between gold and platinum. Both are “precious” metals, but platinum is much rarer. Miners… Read More