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Day Hagan/NDR Smart Sector® with Catastrophic Stop Strategy January 2024 Update

BY BRIAN SANBORN
Day Hagan/Ned Davis Research Smart Sector® with Catastrophic Stop strategy, model and allocations update. Read more →

C8 Weekly Bulletin – “Hope” is not an investment strategy

BY ROBERT MINIKIN
Given so much investor focus on macro-drivers, we are pleased that IVI Capital, the global macro hedge fund, have provided us with a new update on their market outlook. The IVI Capital Global Macro Index is a daily, futures-only strategy and C8 Studio shows the index up 24.0% so far this year.  Read more →

C8 Weekly Bulletin:  Trend-following in Volatile Times – the C8 Way

BY JON WEBB
The first quarter of 2023 has been notable for its skittish financial markets. First, there was optimism that this year would prove calmer than 2022, followed by renewed concern about inflation and the impact of bond holdings in the US banking system. This culminated in the forced takeover of Credit Suisse at the weekend.  Traditional trend-following strategies performed strongly in 2022, but these rapid shifts in sentiment have proved more difficult to navigate. The SocGen CTA index is down 6% year-to-date, and down nearly 10% in the past week.    Here is the good news!  The C8 Global Active Futures index avoided this sell-off and remains up on the year.  Why the difference?  C8's proprietary allocation process selects from a wide range of trend and counter-trend strategies, and is responsive to volatility levels, so adapts more readily to changing market environments. Read more →
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