May 9, 2018

Earnings Season Helps Counterpunch Geopolitical Turmoil


International markets outperformed the U.S. in April. U.S. markets posted slightly positive results, as geopolitical news...

    May 3, 2018

What’s Up with the Dollar?


As is often the case in reading tea leaves (or before that, entrails), the future is in the eye of the beholder: what’s objectively in front of you is open to interpretation...

    Apr 26, 2018

Merging ETFs and Merger Arbitrage


Global merger and acquisition (M&A) activity hit a 17-year high in the first quarter of 2018, according to Mergermarket. In aggregate, there were nearly 3,800 deals—totaling ...

    Apr 12, 2018

Commodities and K-1s


Commodities haven’t exactly set the world on fire for the last several years, but that may be starting to change. Global synchronized growth – something not seen in the markets...

    Apr 11, 2018

Tariffs, Trade, and Technology Impact Market Uncertainty


U.S. and global markets pushed lower for the second consecutive month as uncertainty loomed around new tariffs...

    Apr 5, 2018

A Nod to the Windward Side: Liquid Alts and Volatile Markets


A market correction is generally considered a decline of 10% in...

    Mar 28, 2018

Managing Risks/Returns in the Commodity Market


We’ll cover the two primary methods to access commodity spot price movement: futures-based and equities-based.

    Mar 8, 2018

Volatility Hits Global Markets Hard


If January was a continuation of 2017 in the markets, February was the complete opposite. Global markets saw negative performance across the board, as volatility not only...