Managed Futures 101 (Part A)

Managed futures are one of the fastest-growing asset classes. Money under management by the Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs) who direct the trading for this asset class has increased nearly 60% in the past 7 years…. Read More

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

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

Investing in the New Gold: Protein

The need for food is unrelenting and universal. It has been the force behind mass migrations and wars. English cleric and scholar Thomas Malthus (1766-1834) was fascinated by the relationship between population and food. He… Read More

“Godzilla” El Niño Getting Stronger

The El Niño weather event BMTA examined in our last Alert (click here to re-read) is getting even stronger. Some scientists have increased the probability of a strong El Niño this year to 90%. Other… Read More