Will African Swine Fever Cause Pigs to Fly?

A deadly and extremely contagious virus is threatening China’s hog producers. African swine fever (ASF) has been found in pigs transported from Northern to Southern China. ASF has the potential to kill every single hog… Read More

Silver is Back in the Bargain Bin

There is probably no more frustrating market to trade than silver. The poor man’s gold has a nasty habit of breaking all the rules. It refuses to rally when all indicators seem to point upward,… Read More

Can Crude Climb Higher?

Remember when “peak oil” was all the rage? Doomsday predictions of the world running out of the black, sticky stuff had analysts the world over predicting prices would soar well into the $100s and even… Read More

Managed Futures: If Not Now, When?

We write this on Bastille Day, which commemorates the storming and seizing of the infamous French fortress by revolutionaries. They were determined to make the 1 percent pay for the injustices they believed were heaped… Read More

Managed Futures 101 (Part B)

In Part A of our “Managed Futures 101” blog post we tried to shed light on this little-known asset class by comparing it to more well-known investments like mutual funds and ETFs. In Part B… Read More