Managed Futures: The Potential Benefits of a Short and Long Term Perspective

BY DR. AJAY DRAVID, EQUINOX FUNDS CIO


Like most other asset classes, managed futures performance is cyclical, and should be viewed in the context of overall investment performance across asset classes over both short and long time horizons. Although managed futures have not worked all the time, they may offer the potential to work over time.

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Over the past fifteen years, managed futures as an asset class has been on par with traditional and non-traditional asset classes, all the while experiencing approximately half the volatility of stocks.

Annualized standard deviation of managed futures, stocks and bonds (%)
as of 1/1/2000-12/31/2016

Q&A

Past performance data quoted here represents past performance. current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted above. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

Diversification does not ensure profit or prevent losses. an investment in managed futures is speculative and involves a high degree of risk. You can lose money in a managed futures program. there is no guarantee that an investment in managed futures will achieve its objectives, goals, generate positive returns, or avoid losses.