Category Archives: Financial

Using AI and Human Insights to Decipher the Markets — With Abdel Missa



In this episode, Nell Sloane speaks with Abdel Missa, founder and CEO of MarketCipher Partners, about their product that weaves together AI and human insights to decipher the markets. This conversation dives into the MarketCipher SmartData™ Investment Strategy approach that involves feeding proprietary investment drivers and relationships into AI for optimal decision-making.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Which strengths of human insights and AI form the core of this strategy
  • How the human element and a quantitative process are used in order to avoid over-fitting
  • What the five layers of risk management are
  • And more!

Tune in to learn how the MarketCipher SmartData™ Investment Strategy uses the best of AI and human insights to decipher the markets. 

Resources:  Capital Trading Group: (800) 238-2610 | MarketCipher Partners


Introducing the Relative Volatility Strategy and Treasury Program — With Joel Groen



In this episode, Nell Sloane speaks with Joel Groen, CIO of 3i Capital Advisors. Considering that he has over 20 years of experience in the finance industry, stellar credentials, and deep knowledge of many aspects of trading, Joel is an ideal guest for our podcast. Listen in as he unpacks his two products, the Relative Volatility Strategy and Treasury Program.  

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What 3i does to create diversified portfolios
  • How they come up with an optimal set of trades within different asset classes
  • How 3i manages risk
  • Why a lack of consensus leads to more diversified trades
  • And more!

Tune in now and learn how you may be able to better manage your futures with the Relative Volatility Strategy and Treasury Program.

Resources:  Capital Trading Group: (800) 238-2610 | Email Joel Groen: (203) 410-5529


10 Rules for Your Lifeline to Investing — With Davide Accomazzo



In this episode, Nell Sloane speaks with Davide Accomazzo, CIO of THALASSA CAPITAL. Drawing from his extensive background in the trading industry, Davide generously shares his 10 rules for your lifeline when it comes to investing. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • All about Davide’s journey in the trading industry
  • How to understand the nature of expected returns
  • Words of advice for running your own stress test as an investor
  • Why it’s important to do your homework when looking at historical data
  • And much more!

Tune in now and learn how you may be able to better manage your futures!

Resources:  Capital Trading Group: (800) 238-2610 | THALASSA CAPITAL  


CTA Products: Tail Reaper and VIX Timer — With Ernest Chan



In today’s episode, Nell Sloane speaks with Ernest Chan, CIO of QTS Capital Management. Ernest discusses the two polar opposite products his company has produced, Tail Reaper and VIX Timer strategies, and how they can be used in the markets.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Tail Reaper and VIX Timer came to fruition
  • The main differences between the two products
  • What kind of results can be achieved through the use of these products
  • And much more!

Tune in now and learn how you may be able to better manage your futures!

Resources:  Capital Trading Group: (800) 238-2610 | QTS Capital Management


MCR Trading: The Latest CTA Product by Mobius Asset Management — With John McLane



In today’s episode, Nell Sloane speaks with John McLane, president and CEO of Mobius Asset Management. John speaks of his years in the futures industry and how he created the MCR Trading Program, a discretionary trading program based on both systematic trading models and fundamental analysis.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why John switched from pure systematic trading to a discretionary program
  • The history behind Mobius Asset Management and what lies ahead
  • The reason why John created this new CTA product and how he came up with the name
  • About all of the backtesting involved in creating MCR
  • And much more!

Tune in now and learn why the MCR Trading Program could be the program you need!

Resources:  Capital Trading Group: (800) 238-2610 | Mobius Asset Management


Inside the Metis Tactical E-Mini (MTE) Program — With Weiqin Dong



In today’s episode, Nell Sloane speaks with Weiqin Dong, the chief investment officer of Metis Asset Management Advisory and trading principal of Buckingham Global Advisors. Listen in as Weiqin walks you through the features of her METIS trading model and explains how she utilizes the S&P 500 E-mini futures. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Weiqin Dong created Metis Asset Management Advisory
  • What she learned when developing the MTE program
  • About the five components that Weiqin investigates to weed out the multitudes of trades
  • A bit of the personal side of Weiqin Dong
  • And much more!

Tune in now and learn how the MTE program may work for you.

Resources:  Capital Trading Group: (800) 238-2610 | Buckingham Global Advisors, LLC | Weiqin Dong


Learning the ABCs of Options — With Guest Scot Billington



In today’s episode, Nell Sloane takes you through the basic elements of an option with the help of guest Scott Billington, a chief investment officer of Covenant Capital Management. Given Scot’s rich background and experience in the market, it’s easy to see why Nell asked him to share his wisdom with you in this informative episode.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What exactly is an option?
  • How options are valued
  • What you should know if you want to become a better trader
  • And much more!

Tune in now and learn how to talk the talk when it comes to trading options.

Resources:  Capital Trading Group: (800) 238-26100


All About Auspice Capital’s Trading Style — With Tim Pickering



In today’s episode, Nell Sloane speaks with Tim Pickering, chief investment officer of Auspice Capital. After leaving a career as the head trader at Shell Oil in Calgary, Alberta, Tim hit a turning point that led to the launch of Auspice’s own CTA product. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • About Tim’s journey prior to founding the CTA program 
  • The available access points for investment with Auspice Capital 
  • How Auspice Capital differs from many other CTA programs 
  • Which environments are most challenging for Auspice Capital to trade in
  • Why Tim believes that non-correlated alternative investments will be a core holding in all future portfolios
  • About Tim’s life outside of the trading world

Tune in to learn all about Tim Pickering and Auspice Capital’s trading style.

Resources:  Capital Trading Group: (800) 238-26100


Exploring Intraday Trading for Investors and CTAs — With Scott Andrews



Get ready for an informative episode about the opportunities that short-term intraday trading can bring to the table.

Today, Nell Sloane interviews Scott Andrews, CEO of InvestiQuant and principal of NUMERI Capital Management. He shares his experience in trading and how he goes about serving both CTAs and investors that are seeking alternatives and managed futures.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What inspired Scott Andrews to get into the trading industry
  • What Scott’s CTA product, NUMERI Capital Management, entails
  • Which ideal market conditions the NUMERI Capital program tends to thrive in and which conditions are challenging
  • About InvestiQuant’s purpose and value proposition to CTAs
  • How InvestiQuant enables its trader clients to test and prototype their own ideas without having to code
  • And more!

Tune in to meet Scott and learn how his products help CTAs and investors with trading.

Resources:  Capital Trading Group: (800) 238 26100 | NUMERI Capital | InvestiQuant | Scott@investiquant.com


Trading Styles — With Thomas Kochanek



In today’s episode, Nell Sloane speaks with Thomas Kochanek, founder of 1512 St. Gallen Capital Management. During his research at the University of St. Gallen, Thomas developed his own trading strategies, which now serves as the backbone for his firm.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • About Thomas’s journey into the trading world
  • What drove Thomas’s decision to provide his trading style as a product to outside investors
  • About his Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) product, “Counter-Trend Trading Program”
  • How Thomas uses a trader’s commitment as a trading indicator
  • About Thomas’s trading edge and how he manages risk in portfolios
  • And more

Tune in to learn all about Thomas Kochanek’s trading style and his journey in the trading world.

Resources:  Capital Trading Group: (800) 238-26100 | 1512 St. Gallen Capital Management | Thomas.Kochanek@1512sgcm.com