Category: Flash Report

  • February Flash Report

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    Seems equities in February snapped back putting most indexes into positive territory on the year. Where are we at in this bull market? Are equities running out of steam? Will we topple then race back up to new highs again? What else can the FED do to support the economy? With all these questions looming, the most noticeable trend in futures is volatility as it has returned across a whole host of assets in financial and commodity futures. There is growing anticipation of inflation combined with the fuel of a commodity super cycle. It appears opportunities are abundant across all … Read more February Flash Report
  • January Flash Report

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    January saw a rather difficult transfer of power with the incredibly sad rioting of the U.S. Capital. No matter what side of the aisle on which you lean this act was about as un patriotic as it gets. With Biden now confirmed and control fully in the hands of democrats we can now focus our attention on policy from the new administration.  Reversals of Trump policy have already begun with the United States re-joining the Paris Climate Agreement. Much more should be expected as the US and the World appears to be looking toward the pre-COVID way of life.  Much … Read more January Flash Report
  • December Flash Report

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    December finally ends a year we are all looking to put behind us. Every facet of our lives was touched by the Pandemic and we are still learning to cope with affects of the virus. Along with Covid we faced, political turmoil in the U.S. with President elect Biden taking office in 2021 and Democrats having full control, Brexit finally materialized in the U.K., China following through with their trade agreement purchasing obligations we find ourselves entering 2021 with change across multiple fronts. It will be interesting to see how markets react in 2021 to what we left in 2020 … Read more December Flash Report
  • November Flash Report

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    November saw a significant increase globally in equity market with many indexes reaching all time new highs. Much of the globe appears to be factoring in the widespread distribution of the COVID vaccine. Bonds have been for the most part unaffected and are not the balance to the equites markets as has been considered the historical norm. Agriculture and commodities in general have continued to show life particularly in the grains. Another common trend has been short USD. The IASG indexes showed strength across the board with Trend Following +3.37% leading the way followed by Stock Index Traders 2.64%. CTA … Read more November Flash Report
  • September Flash Report

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    This month's return attribution saw reversals for many of the systematic managers with equity market pullbacks and US Dollar weakening contributing to losses. It was certainly a struggle across all trend/systems based strategies for the month with the Trend Index currently posting -3.02. One bright spot was in agriculture with the Agricultural Index up 1.06% for September. Managers focusing on grains and livestock have finally shown some life in what has been an otherwise uneventful last few years. China appears to be making good on their trade deal with the U.S. as seen in their corn and soybean purchases. China … Read more September Flash Report