Managed money

Commitment of Traders gives a snapshot view of how Leveraged Funds and Managed Money are positioned in US Futures and commodity markets. These are typically hedge funds, CTAs, CPOs and various types of money managers. 
A weather issue in the grains could cause them to cover their short bet in corn and wheat. They have helped the cattle complex rally $12.00 in the past seven sessions.
BlackRock Inc., the world’s biggest money manager, agreed to end an analyst survey program that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman concluded was relied on to execute trades using nonpublic information.
Investment funds that manage more than $100 billion in assets may be labeled too big to fail, global regulators said, as they seek to expand financial safeguards beyond banks and insurers.
Hennessee Group LLC announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index increased +1.19% in November (+11.18% YTD), while the S&P 500 gained +2.80% (+26.62% YTD).
Last week December 2013 Cocoa opened at $2,555 per tonne and closed the week at $2,601. You can see cocoa has moved up nicely since the July 1 open of $2,170.
Trading performance can be measured in many ways. Here we review what tools asset allocators use to see inside rates of return.
Many explanations have been given why the Newedge CTA Index has returned a disappointing 0.82% per annum over the past five years, but none have taken into consideration the impact of Libor rates on returns. When we do, the results are striking.
On Friday we saw a large drop in corn with Sept 2013 down $0.25. This was caused by the USDA Acreage report released that day confirming the U.S. corn acreage planted at 97.4 million acres, the highest planted since 1936 when an estimated 102 million acres were planted.
The last weekly COT report to show money managers betting on aggregate against the silver price were published in April -– prior to that no managed money net short silver position had been published since September 2007.