Cover Story Top 50 Brokers of 2012: The good, bad and ugly of a post-MF Global world By Daniel P. Collins, Ginger Szala One year after MF Global’s collapse, we corralled the heads of six brokerage firms to talk about industry challenges. ...all agree that restoring customer confidence is the top priority. View Past Issues | Subscribe Editor's Note Restoring trust By Ginger Szala December/January editor's note from Ginger Szala Markets Up or down? Interest rate outlook could be either or both By Philip Burgert With the fiscal cliff and other events on the horizon, interest rates are poised to move. Forex Trader Top three forex opportunities in 2013 By Abe Cofnas As 2012 mercifully ends and 2013 begins, forex trading opportunities already are being shaped by a shift in the global political economy. Options Strategy Play a bullish gold outlook while reducing risk By Kevin Davitt Using a bull 1x2 call spread. Trading Techniques Fanning profits with W.D. Gann By Kent Kofoed We discuss the proper application of the Gann fan to understand how, and why, it is formed. How to set profit targets and control losses By Neil Rosenthal Using statistical analysis to collect the data needed to build a proper risk management framework. Neural networks: The dream that won’t die By Murray A. Ruggiero Jr. Analysis techniques come and go, but some methods continue to push the frontier of what is possible. One of these is neural network technology. Has its time finally come? ETNs are made for spreads By Paul D. Cretien Exchange-traded notes are a good product to use to execute commodity spreads that eliminate most of futures-based spreads’ price discrepancies. Here, we explore this concept. How to trade ETF volatility By Marco Erling Volatility analysis on exchange-traded funds can point the way to diversifying your portfolio. Trading 101 5 New Year’s resolutions for traders By Michael J. McFarlin With 2013 about to begin, we focus on simple ways to improve your bottom line. Here are five suggestions on where to start. Managed Money Dynamic duo: Managed futures and hedge funds By Thomas Rollinger Investing in managed futures can improve the overall risk profile of a portfolio far beyond what can be achieved with hedge funds alone. Trader Profiles Hu’s 25-year emerging CTA By Daniel P. Collins Albert Hu’s CTA, Cauldron Investment Co., only became registered in July 2012 but his Stock Index Plus program has been in development for more than a quarter-century. CTAs Top CTAs September 2012 By Daniel P. Collins Public Funds Public Funds October 2012 By Daniel P. Collins Hedge Funds Hedge Funds September 2012 By Daniel P. Collins Book Reviews The Option Trader’s Hedge Fund By Paul D. Cretien Beating the Indexes: Investing in Convertible Bonds to Improve Performance and Reduce Risk By Patrick Kelly Software Review Software Review: Portfolio Maestro By Billy Williams Portfolio-level performance reporting, risk assessment and optimization for virtually any combination of symbols and strategies.