| |AG Capital is a global macro investment firm, trading futures across currencies, commodities, equity indices, and interest rates. The firm follows a 100% discretionary approach, relying on fundamental analysis to choose long and short themes, with technical analysis informing timing of entries and exits. Below is a sample piece showing how they see trading. This example sets up a trade viewed through the lens of a global macro firm … Read more AG Capital – Behind the scenes of a Global Macro Manager
| |Investors are always looking for ways to enhance cash returns – higher yield with liquidity and limited principal risk. The timing for using different enhanced cash techniques changes with market conditions. Widening the choice set through investing in alternative risk premia may be a way to meet enhanced cash goals without significantly increasing risk … Read more Changing the dynamics of enhanced cash – Switch from credit to alternative risk premia
| |Don’t worry about inflation – the Fed isn’t. Or, the Fed believes there is no value is trying to get ahead of any inflation increase given the relatively tight range for inflation. The market penalized any fixed income investor that acted on inflation fears. Any Fed objective function has a higher weight on growth … Read more Inflation – Where do we go from here?
| |I am not a football fanatic, but I picked up this book on a recommendation and was amazed by Lombardi’s insights on leadership and management. Mike Lombardi is long-time football executive and media analyst. The book focuses on Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots, but his conclusions could apply to any money management firm. A good money management firm is successful because it acts like a well-disciplined organization with a common purpose. That is no different than a competitively run sports organization. Lombardi finishes his book with five key recommendations for firm success that are worth presenting in bold … Read more Mike Lombardi, football coaching and investing
| |After hundreds of discussions with hedge fund managers, I am still surprised that there is a fear of revealing investment processes under the assumption that someone will steal their ideas and intellectual capital. There are few investment styles that are truly unique and special. What is special is still strategy execution – the practical process of delivering returns. Skill is with the decision-making execution of information and strategy. … Read more “The Emeril Lagasse Theory” – Practical knowledge and culture is not often transferable
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