Cover Story Investing with the Trend: A Rule-Based Approach to Money Management By Leslie N. Masonson Book review of "Investing with the Trend: A Rule-Based Approach to Money Management" by Leslie N. Masonson. View Past Issues | Subscribe Cover Story More bull less alts: Is history repeating? By Daniel P. Collins Investors burned by equities in 2008-2009 may be warming up to—and exiting alternatives—precisely at the wrong time. Off Topic with Lee Partridge By Daniel P. Collins Are investors becoming frustrated with the lack of performance in some alternatives? Editor's Note Rebranding may not be the answer By Daniel P. Collins June Editor's Note from Dan Collins. Forex Trader Bitcoin: Currency or commodity? By Abe Cofnas It’s important to understand that bitcoin is a global phenomenon. Options Strategy Sell a straddle prior to the announcement By Dan Keegan How can you profit from high time value prior to a news event while protecting yourself from a limit move? Markets Big crop year expected: Will 2014 deliver? By Rich Nelson The grain complex is expected to have record acreage planted after a couple of difficult years but nothing is guaranteed in farming and there are several wild cards yet to be played. Trading Techniques Shakeouts and breakouts By Billy Williams Catching breakouts creates lucrative trades, but false moves can cause a string of losses. Analyzing price action is key to avoiding these head-fakes. Capturing aluminum’s embedded call option By Howard L. Simons Hedged commodities in storage embed a call option realized when spot prices rise over futures prices. Trading price breaks with moving averages By Arthur Field A good trading tool covers exits as well as entries, and is viable on both the long and short sides. Ups and downs of Eurodollars and the Fed By Paul D. Cretien Spread trading between eurodollar futures and interest rate swaps is in a period of transition. Cyber Security: What’s worse, the threat or cure? By Marc Nagel Reports of security breaches at major companies are becoming more common. Technology & Trading The long, winding tale of high-frequency systematic trading By Murray A. Ruggiero Jr. The financial news is full of stories about high-frequency trading these days. The concept has evolved, but there’s one common thread: these are trading systems, plain and simple. Trading 101 Old crop, new crop, corn crop, bean crop By Ted Seifried Spreading historically has been a way to reduce risk in trading, but when it comes to old crop/new crop spreads, you must remember that the fundamentals apply differently and there is more volatility than in your basic calendar spread. Managed Money Commodities: It’s what’s for diversification By Daniel P. Collins Commodity trading advisors have had a rough go over the last few years, generally, but not all managers have struggled. Ag-based CTAs have performed well and investors have taken notice. Trader Profile Rollinger: Commodities beat all By Yesenia Duran Red Rock Capital’s Commodity Long-Short Program has successfully exploited inefficiencies that clearly manifested themselves in physical commodity markets. Book Reviews Kirkpatrick’s Investment and Trading Strategies By Leslie N. Masonson Book review of "Kirkpatrick’s Investment and Trading Strategies: Tools and Techniques for Profitable Trend Following " by Leslie N. Masonson.