Managed Futures are professionally managed accounts, managed by money managers, that can go long or short, stock indices, currencies, commodities, and interest rates. They take a global outlook on the futures markets, approximately 150 markets that trade around the world.
Managed futures aren’t dependent on stocks going up in order to succeed. With the ability to go both long and short, managed futures have the potential to profit in any kind of economic environment—including declining markets.
The potential to increase returns while reducing volatility
Managed futures offer a smart way to balance risk with returns. When added to a traditional stock and bond portfolio, managed futures are intended to help reduce overall risk and volatility while simultaneously enhancing performance.
Diversification beyond stocks and bonds
Managed futures have virtually no correlation to traditional asset classes such as stocks, bonds, cash, and real estate—making them a powerful tool in your diversification arsenal. And with over 150 different markets worldwide, managed futures make global diversification easy.
Investment flexibility during up and down markets
Managed futures have the potential to limit losses and generate strong returns even when the stock markets are falling or in crisis. During periods of economic stress—inflation, deflation or recession—managed futures can take long or short positions to capture positive returns.