HedgeTalk Newsletter: OPEC, Finland and Trump Lead This Week's Headlines
OPEC announced a surprise cut in oil output which could impact inflation and the Fed’s monetary policy
What are Options?
Option values are driven by an underlying security or index. As such, Options are available for trading in most asset classes
Blue Lacy Advisors, LLC - Trade and Exports Commentary
We are still watching trade and trade-related currencies this week. Exports of refined products from the US remained strong.
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Alternative Investments For Everyman
Prospective investors should investigate a prospective manager’s background, validate that he or she has have funds at risk in his/her progr
Long-Only Commodities Add Return? That’s Bull…..
The heart of my criticism of the long-only commodity funds is that they take long positions irrespective of any consideration of the basis.
Assessing the strengths of a hedge fund manager
In considering the track record, the most relevant statistic should likely be the strategy’s expected return. The longer the history, the gr
Calendar Spreads, Outright Futures Positions, and Risk
A futures calendar spread is constructed by simultaneously buying and selling two futures contracts with a common underlying instrument but
The TED Spread
With the availability of alternative futures contracts based on related underlying instruments, it is often attractive to consider trading f