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Demystify Managed Futures: Futures Funds

April 25, 2018

Futures Funds Following our last post about Separate Managed Accounts, Futures Funds are another way to access the CTA universe. While Foremost Capital exclusively deals with Separate Managed Accounts, futures funds are worth explaining because they are so prevalent. Before we dive in, there are two terms to define. According…

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Demystify Managed Futures: Separate Managed Account

January 31, 2018

Demystify Managed Futures 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…

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Demystify Managed Futures: CTA Tear Sheet

May 26, 2017

CTA Tear Sheet There are many ways to approach the topic of managed futures. It’s certainly important to know things like history, benchmarks, trading strategies, etc. From a practical standpoint though, most investor’s first experience with managed futures is seeing a CTA tear sheet. A CTA tear sheet is a…

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Demystify Managed Futures: Leverage and Margin

April 19, 2017

Leverage Leverage is a powerful force of nature. In theory, if you had a lever long enough and strong enough, you could lift a mountain with your pinky finger! Futures markets inherently use leverage.  A term closely associated with leverage is margin. A small amount of futures margin (small force)…

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