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Commodity fund achieves top performance

Cayman Islands-domiciled Montreux Natural Resources fund has come in as the second best-performing hedge fund in Preqin’s Global Hedge Fund report with a return of 142 per cent over the last 12 months, driven by the surging gold price and

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It all comes down to style in managed futures

Managed futures have become an alternative asset class that is widely used by investors seeking overall portfolio diversification and absolute returns independent of the direction of broad equity and bond markets, according to a study by alternative investment managers Steben

CTAs continue strong performance into July

Societe Generale Prime Services reports that CTAs continued their good performance from June with all CTA indices posting positive returns in July.  The SG Trend index, measuring the performance of the largest ten trend-following based CTAs, was the best performing

Insch Kintore outperforms gold funds, ETFs and miners

Kintore, the new investment system based on gold from Insch has seen a return of 11.5 per cent in its first month of trading client capital.   Insch Kintore is entirely algorithmic and the company says that ‘for reasons of

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Agriculturals provide a greater diversifying effect than gold

There are some commodities that investors rarely overlook when building their exposure to the complex: gold and energy commodities being top of the list. Agricultural commodities just aren’t as popular.  This baffles people like Sal Gilbertie, president, CIO and co-founder

Nitesh Shah, Research Analyst and Director at ETF Securities

Could El Niño drive up grain prices in 2015?

The price of wheat and corn fell quite substantially last year, mainly on the back of strong planting and favourable weather. Between April and September, the price of corn futures fell from USD5.00 a bushel to USD3.30 a bushel. This

Nicole Thomas, Commodity Analyst for McKeany-Flavell

Soybean and sugar boom in response to dollar strength

“We’re dealing with a global glut of soybeans compared to what we’ve seen in years past,” states Nicole Thomas (pictured), Commodity Analyst for McKeany-Flavell. “In the US last year we saw phenomenal yields; we’re sitting at 385m bushels.” From a

Jeremy Baker, Senior Commodity Strategist, Harcourt Investment Consulting

Focus on CapEx cuts to deep-water production

The last six months have been turbulent times for crude oil. On 17 March, WTI futures fell to USD42.63 – their lowest level since March 2009 – whilst Brent crude futures moved close to a six-year low of USD53 a

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Commodities outlook for 2015: The four key sectors

Oil – According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) US oil production increased by 1.2m barrels per day last year to 8.7m barrels per day: the biggest annual change in US field production of crude oil in over a

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