May 17th will be remembered by trend following investors, for the simple reason that it was one of those painful days where trends reversed as a group…with nowhere to hide for trend based strategies.Read Full Post
It wasn’t just Halloween that scared investors in the month of October. News of economic strength increased expectations of central bank actions to raise interest rates and drove bond futures down throughout the month.Read Full Post
It turned out that the Trend Barometer managed to pick the low point to perfection, and performance of many trend followers started to stabilize in the days following this low point, which not surprisingly coincided with the FED and ECB officials being active on the airwaves.Read Full Post
The month of August kept its recent reputation of trend-less markets. In fact, August has in 4 of the last 5 years proven to be rather lack-luster when it comes to trends and trend following performance. So no surprise there!
Neither did Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen drop any surprises in her August speech and so now we wait for the September meeting with anticipation…but let’s not forget that despite the repeated intentions to raise rates, officials have skipped a hike at all five meetings this year.Read Full Post