Category: Spotlight

  • Everyone Loves a Comeback

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    In February 2018, markets looked pretty dire for many option writers. The VIX had spiked 250% in less than a week and options sold a few days before were selling for many multiples of their original value. The biggest firm in the space, LJM Partners, went under and some of the best names faltered. Tianyou reduced risk as any good manager should but not in time to stave off a 25.46% drawdown, the worst in their history. Most of their customers stuck with the program and by the end of the year they were down just 4% and now are … Read more Everyone Loves a Comeback
  • Gold Spotlight: Cervino Capital Management LLC Gold Covered Call Writing Program

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    In 1971 President Nixon imposed a 90-day wage and price control program and other various expansionary fiscal policies in what became known as the “Nixon Shock”. More importantly, Nixon closed the gold window to prevent foreign governments that had been holding dollar-denominated financial assets from demanding gold in exchange for their dollars. By January 1976 a G-7 agreement ended the formal role of gold as the principal reserve asset, legitimizing the de facto system of fiat currencies and floating exchange rates. The reason for retelling this story is because these events led to the formation of the gold leasing market … Read more Gold Spotlight: Cervino Capital Management LLC Gold Covered Call Writing Program
  • Esulep LLC MAX Spotlight

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    IASG continually works for you as it searches for great talent and the best places for its clients to allocate their capital, based on specific investment goals and risk tolerances. A new public Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) has surfaced recently that we feel may be a great fit as part of your overall investment portfolio. Managed by John Matthew Peluse, Esulep LLC MAX looks to continue the success that has been realized in Esulep’s related, comparably-run private Permo Fund. Matt Peluse has provided consistent returns for his investors for over six years with his “singles versus home runs,” risk-averse philosophy. He would … Read more Esulep LLC MAX Spotlight