Author: JonPaul Jonkheer

As Executive Vice President, JonPaul Jonkheer oversees all of IASG’s daily operations and strategic initiatives. He is also responsible for business development and fostering connections with other managed futures industry professionals. In March of 2015, JonPaul co-founded IASG Alternatives LLC, a boutique broker dealer offering hedge funds and managed futures funds to qualified investors. JonPaul’s insights into the managed futures industry have been featured in leading financial publications and online outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Michael Covel, and CTA Intelligence. Prior to joining IASG, he spent 12 years as a sales and marketing executive. JonPaul holds a B.A. in marketing from Loras College. He is licensed and registered as both a Series 3 commodity broker and Series 30 Branch Manager. JonPaul also has his Series 7, 24 and 63 securities licenses.
  • August 2021 Flash Report

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    Equity markets continue to trend higher with yet another consecutive month of positive returns. Inflation fears seem to have subsided and the Fed is looking at tapering bond purchases which the market has already expressed.   We seem to be at a crossroads as the global economy determines which direction we go. What will impact and stimulate growth?  Will G7 countries work together and how will the COVID variant(s) play out for the rest of the year.  It seems there is more uncertainty across a broad range of topics. It should make for an exciting remainder of 2021. The IASG … Read more August 2021 Flash Report
  • Warrington July 2021 Market Update

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    Commentary provided by Mark Adams of Warrington Asset Management The net return of the S&P 500 Index (“S&P”) for July once again masked a series of domestic and global undercurrents that had the potential to negatively impact the world economy. In the end, none of those contributors had the ability to derail the ongoing rally in U.S. equities, other than to cause a few percentage points of temporary discomfort.  The biggest decline (approximately 4%) occurred in the middle of the month as fears of the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus stoked concern that lockdowns and other mitigation … Read more Warrington July 2021 Market Update
  • Gamma Q July 2021 Market Update

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    Commentary provided by Todd Delay of Gamma Q Further consolidation occurred in July with range bound trading for corn and soybeans. Wheat was the leader with deteriorating conditions across many areas, particularly the Northern Plains supporting price. The July WASDE report reduced wheat stocks by nearly 100 million bushels and we feel further reductions need to be made. Our long bias to wheat drove returns for the month. As was touched upon in our last newsletter, the middle of the growing season in North America witnessed a continuation of two distinct weather conditions for the corn belt, East and West, … Read more Gamma Q July 2021 Market Update
  • July 2021 Flash Report

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    Covid is back in the spotlight driving markets with the new variant spreading rapidly throughout the world. Those not vaccinated are falling victim to this fast spreading thread of the disease. Markets were mostly unaffected as people wait to see the impact on global markets. Responses have been quite varied by country and it appears, at least in the United States, that most businesses and schools will look to resume at full capacity in the coming weeks. U.S. Indexes remained strong in July posting yet another positive monthly return. Standouts in commodities were primarily in Coffee and Sugar as severe … Read more July 2021 Flash Report
  • April 2021 Flash Report

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    The US continues to push toward the other side of the pandemic with over half of eligible Americans already vaccinated (or at least with one shot). The rest of the world seems to be lagging (in some cases) seriously behind as lockdowns still exist and COVID cases in India are increasing dramatically. Overall the US is carrying equity indexes to new highs in April. Employment has continued to improve and commodities prices have in some cases hit levels not seen in decades. Will the Fed take a different approach to softening its stance on rates? It appears that in the … Read more April 2021 Flash Report