Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to an indispensable tool for managing risk as well providing an alternative investment to traditional stock and bond portfolios.
Managed futures had another turbulent year in 2012, but as always, some diamonds emerged from the rough. In this annual feature, we look at what worked and didn’t work in 2012, and profile four commodity trading advisors that stood out from the crowd.
Larry Williams is the embodiment of an individual speculator in the futures markets. Trading successfully, as well as designing indicators and teaching other traders, for 50 years, he looks back at his robust career.
Managed futures had a strong performance in 2010, though they got off to a rough start. More impressively, assets under management grew despite a stellar year for equities, indicating the industry may have passed a milestone