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CTA Selection

Select the Right CTA in 3 Steps

Author: KD Foster of The PRICE Futures Group

There have been studies showing that investing in managed futures provides diversification for a portfolio of stocks and bonds; higher returns along with lower volatility. In designing a managed futures portfolio that will accomplish that goal one has to address three areas of analysis: Quantitative, Qualitative and Operational. [...]

- Experience of key people at the company, how long have they been in the business?
- What is their disaster recovery plan/business continuity plan, what if something happens to the trader?
- Are there capacity constraints of the system or markets they trade?
- How do they handle new money and increased assets under management?
- Basic business organization, do they have everything covered? [...]


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