columnist John Rekenthaler
strikes again, this time declaring that managed-futures funds are a mess
, suffering from bad timing, a limited investment strategy and high costs.
Rekethaler had this to write on the subject:
Part of the problem for the investment category has been the lack of a stock bear market: These funds look their best when other assets are struggling. Another part has been the behavior of commodity prices. Most managed-futures funds use trend-following strategies that have them hopping aboard rising commodities and then getting out when the price starts to decline. That tactic worked spectacularly well in 2008, when commodities rose en masse in the first half of the year, and then fell in the second half. Since then, though, commodities have bounced to and fro, leaving managed-futures funds chasing their tails.
Read Rekenthaler's article
to learn more.
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