Futures For You by Carley Garner
Should I be considering managed futures?
Many beginning futures traders who struggle to make money find themselves asking this question. The answer isn’t as simple as yes or no, because not all managed futures programs are created the same. For instance, there can be significant differences in risk & reward profiles among various types of managed futures accounts. Believe it or not, there are some managed programs out there that rarely make money; yet those coming off “hot” years with high double-digit returns are likely trading in a manner that could translate into massive drawdowns the following year. Thus, it is important to do your homework before putting money to work in managed futures to ensure the program you choose fits your personality and portfolio...