Visualizing the Longest Bull Markets of the Modern Era

There have been 11 bull runs since World War II. Visual Capitalist and author Jeff Desjardins take a look at six in detail, including the current upswing which will likely become the longest in recent history.

Napkin Finance

22 sketches make complicated financial concepts simple enough to fit on a napkin.
Sketches illustrate topics like insurance, stocks, debt, student loans, crowdfunding, estate planning, and even bitcoin.

CTA / Managed Futures – a buying opportunity?

“While some investors might look at the current drawdown and worry about the risks, others will see this as a clear buying opportunity.”

Trend-Following for the Masses

For natural reasons, many novice investors and advisors try to harness the power of trend following to trade their favorite equity index. But this misses the point. By trend-trading a single index investors are extremely vulnerable to the probability of choosing an equity market with low forward returns, unproductive trends, or both

Nisa Customized Solutions

NISA believes that fixed income markets offer opportunities to capitalize on moderate inefficiencies for predictable gains.

What’s behind the big commodities rally, and why it could be just getting started

Threats of a trade war and continued signs of global growth are combining to create myriad opportunities for investors in one long-dormant asset class: commodities.

Why is Portable Alpha Coming Back? Because It’s Working.

Sophisticated institutions are rocking portable alpha strategies like they never went out of style.

The Big Picture: A Cost Comparison of Futures and ETFs

This report compares the all-in cost of replicating the S&P 500 total return via equity index futures and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) across a variety of use cases and time horizons.

The Relationship Between MSCI Emerging Markets Index, mini MSCI Emerging Markets Index Futures and the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF

This paper is the second in a series examining the relationship among certain international indices, and the futures and ETFs based on those indices.