While we are only in the early months of understanding the full impact of COVID-19, our look back at the first four months of 2020 revealed an investment strategy that has resisted the downturn and maintained value year-to-date.
If the current economic outlook is heading towards recession — a prediction gaining traction — investors may want to turn to managed futures. History shows that the asset class can offer non-correlated ways to protect assets from bear markets, much like the bags that campers hang to safeguard their food.
Coronavirus has become more than a health contagion. As we have seen, epidemics can infect financial markets, causing major disruptions. A look back at health scares reminds investors to contain the panic and think long term.
Given the advantages of alternative investing for improved portfolio outcomes, it’s important to understand how best to allocate to these strategies. This framework breaks down the decisions into the 5 key manageable steps.
Traditional investments for individuals have long been limited to stocks and bonds. Thankfully, newly created access to alternative investments now make it possible for investors to diversify and to invest like the institutions.
AXS Education videos make learning about alternative investing concepts quick and easy.
Understanding Investor Behavior to Maximize Outcomes
How does emotion play into investment decisions? Maybe too much. Watch this video from the AXS Education Series.
How to Invest Smarter by Keeping Emotions in Check
Keeping emotions in check could lead to smarter investment choices. Here’s how. Watch this video from the AXS Education Series.
What is Correlation?
Understanding correlation is an important step to diversifying your investments. Watch this video from the AXS Education Series.
What Is Hedging?
We hedge all the time in our daily lives. How can we apply this to investing? Watch this video from the AXS Education Series.
What Are Managed Futures?
We often hear about futures in the daily financial news. Why do institutional and high net worth investors invest in futures? How can you? Watch this video from the AXS Education Series.
Alternative Trading Strategies: Systematic vs. Discretionary
Are humans or machines making trading decisions? Both. Watch this video from the AXS Education Series.
Trend-Following Made Simple
It’s not about fashion or fads. Trend-following is the most common way to invest in futures markets. Watch this video from the AXS Education Series.
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