Alpha Z Advisors offers an alternative to options investing

Alpha Z Advisors
(GLOBALINTELHUB.COM) — Dover, DE 8/8/2017 — Global Intel Hub exclusive interview — Elite E Services sat down with Mike Connor, Principal and Senior AP of Alpha Z Advisors, LLC – a trading advisor offering alternative investments based on strategies incorporating research on price anomalies, behavioral biases and institutional practices. In November of last year, Alpha Z Advisors LLC was ranked #1 Options Strategies Category by Barclay... Read More

Are Managed-Futures Funds a Thing of the Past?

Managed Futures
Managed-futures funds are in the midst of their largest drawdown in recent history. During the past three years through the end of April 2017, the 36 unique funds in the managed-futures Morningstar Category with histories at least that long had an average maximum drawdown of 13.4%. The lion’s share of capital in this space is managed by medium to long-term... Read More

Inside Harvard’s Radical Plan to Reverse a Decade of Poor Returns

From the Wall Street Journal: Harvard’s endowment is preparing to close its hallmark internal hedge funds and invest nearly all its money with outside money managers. The dramatic steps are just the beginning of an overhaul engineered by its new chief executive as he attempts to reverse a streak of lackluster returns. Early on Jan. 25, staffers at Harvard University’s endowment... Read More

Ed Thorp: the man who beat the casinos, then the markets

From the Financial Times: John Authers talks to the ‘godfather’ of investing about Madoff, moneymaking and madcap inventions  Lunch with the FT As far as Ed Thorp is concerned, Wall Street is no better than a casino — not because it is a gamble, but because it is fixed. “The invisible hand has become the invisible middle finger. It’s a... Read More

Alternative Investment Allocations Should Increase In 2017 Across The Board Due To Market Uncertainty

Summary Playing the ‘Trump effect’ on markets is not easy. The “Trump Call” is not necessarily good for all investments. As Trump’s pro American and anti-Global trade policies take effect, markets will be volatile like never before. Alternative Investments will grow in popularity, and will help balance out the Trump Call on markets. With the Dow breaking 20,000 investors are... Read More

Alpha Z Advisors, LLC ranked number 1 by Barclay Hedge for November 2016, in the category Options Strategies

Barclay Hedge can be reached at www.barclayhedge.com About Barclay Hedge Barclay Hedge is dedicated to serving institutional clients worldwide in the field of hedge fund and managed futures performance measurement and portfolio management. Barclay Hedge, formerly known as The Barclay Group, was founded in 1985, and consists of a team of research specialists, programmers, and data admin personnel experienced in alternative... Read More

Summers Says Markets Underestimating Risks of Trump Presidency

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers said investors are being far too sanguine about the risks associated with Donald Trump’s incoming administration. The Harvard professor, a Democrat who was Treasury chief under Bill Clinton, cited the possibility of protectionist measures by the U.S. as well as changes to foreign policy and domestic social policy as issues that are creating “extraordinary... Read More