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CTA Spotlight: AG Capital Investments

February 8, 2018

We spoke with Asim Ghaffar and Roger Dowd  from AG Capital Investments, and this is what they shared… Describe to us your personal background as a manager:  AG Capital Investements was founded by Asim Ghaffar and Roger Dowd. Both of us have traded futures for 15 years, but we bring…

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Demystify Managed Futures: Separate Managed Account

January 31, 2018

If you search “managed futures” in Google, you get definitions and news articles.  Wikipedia actually gives a decent general description right off the bat: A managed futures account (MFA) or managed futures fund is a type of alternative investment in the US in which trading in the futures markets is…

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CTA Spotlight: Ravinia Investment Management

January 16, 2018

We recently spoke with Kyle Schultz, founder of Ravinia Investment Management (Ravinia) regarding his Volatility Alpha Program and this is what he shared, Ravinia is a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) which trades long and short positions in volatility futures, equity index futures and options on equity index futures, typically through spread…

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Option Trader BOOM

January 11, 2018

Option traders are a booming business in the CTA space, at least that is the recent trend. It seems like every day we meet a new manager who incorporates some type of option selling or volatility trading. When measured by assets, most CTAs in the industry use some type of…

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Virtual Currency Customer Advisory Report- From the CFTC

January 9, 2018

With Bitcoin’s accelerating attention over the past couple of months, and entrance into the futures market, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued a Customer Advisory to inform the public of possible risks associated with investing or speculating in virtual currencies or recently launched Bitcoin futures and options. We have…

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