Managed Futures, Matt Damon, & and the Extra Mortgage Payment

 

Managed Futures, in Esquire Magazine… We checked out the window to see if pigs were flying, but it’s real. Esquire rolled out their August 2013 edition, with a “Your Financial Milestones” article, and put Managed Futures right up alongside such sound financial advice as ‘Erase Credit Card Debt’ and ‘Make an Extra Mortgage Payment each Year’.

They arrange the ‘advice’ by age and amount of money you make, bringing managed futures into the conversation when you are over 50 and (red dot) make lots of money.

Photo Courtesy:  Esquire Magazine

While we would love to believe that years worth of dedication to our daily blog led to this, we’re smiling just knowing that managed futures is in a magazine with Matt Damon on the cover!  And whomever is doing the editing over there also did a rather nice job of summing up managed futures – “a way to make targeted investments in commodities’ – instead of fumbling over hedge fund comparisons and the like.

Overall, the article provides sound advice for investments for the different stages in your life. A big thumps up to Esquire for giving the often ignored managed futures a shout out.










Speak Your Mind

*

Interested in distributing or reprinting this content? Check out our reprint policy here.

DISCLAIMER

Forex trading, commodity trading, managed futures, and other alternative investments are complex and carry a risk of substantial losses. As such, they are not suitable for all investors.

The entries on this blog are intended to further subscribers understanding, education, and – at times- enjoyment of the world of alternative investments through managed futures, trading systems, and managed forex, and is not intended as investment advice, or an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument. Unless distinctly noted otherwise, the data and graphs included herein are intended to be mere examples and exhibits of the topic discussed, are for educational and illustrative purposes only, and do not represent trading in actual accounts. Opinions expressed are that of the author.

*The mention of specific asset class performance (i.e. +3.2%, -4.6%) is based on the noted source index (i.e. Newedge CTA Index, S&P 500 Index, etc.), and investors should take care to understand that any index performance is for the constituents of that index only, and does not represent the entire universe of possible investments within that asset class. And further, that there can be limitations and biases to indices such as survivorship and self reporting biases, and instant history.

The mention of general asset class performance (i.e. managed futures did well, stocks were down, bonds were up) is based on Attain’s direct experience in those asset classes, estimates of performance of dozens of CTAs followed by Attain, and averaging of various indices designed to track said asset classes.

It should be noted that past market performance is not indicative of future market movement.No market data or other information is warranted by Attain Capital Management as to completeness or accuracy, express or implied, and is subject to change without notice.

Managed Futures Disclaimer:

Past Performance is Not Necessarily Indicative of Future Results. The regulations of the CFTC require that prospective clients of a managed futures program (CTA) receive a disclosure document when they are solicited to enter into an agreement whereby the CTA will direct or guide the client’s commodity interest trading and that certain risk factors be highlighted. The disclosure document contains a complete description of the principal risk factors and each fee to be charged to your account by the CTA.