Category Archives: Money Manager

Trading in Managed Futures — With Guests Asim Ghaffar and Roger Dowd



In this episode, Nell Sloane speaks with friends and business partners Asim Ghaffar and Roger Dowd of AG Capital.  Asim is the founder and CEO, while Roger has come over from the company he founded Axiom Capital. Today they share their thoughts on the markets, their company and their backgrounds.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What the background story is to Asim and Roger meeting
  • How they have chosen to run their company and manage their trades
  • Why both feel keeping healthy and staying active are vital to their success
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn about managed futures and how they are traded.

Resources:  Capital Trading Group: (800) 238-2610 | AG Capital | AG  Capital Email


Seasonal Markets Weathering the Storm — With Charles W. Robinson III



In this episode, Nell Sloane speaks with Co-Founder and CEO of Bensboro Advisors, Charles W. Robinson III, CFA. Charles is also the managing principal of Robinson Value Management, which is run by his wife. The Bensboro Seasonal Futures Fund was created through the joining of Charles and his friend Matt Trump and was the sole account managed for four and a half years, allowing for the time needed to confirm the product was going to be successful.

 In this episode, you will learn:

  • What inspired Charles to work with managed futures
  • In which type of trading will seasonalities based spreads occur 
  • What is meant by Spreads Inter and Intro 
  • Why they had to incorporate outliers into the risk assessment
  • How the fund is faring in today’s violent marketplace 
  • And more!

Listen in for all you need to know about seasonal futures.

Resources:  Capital Trading Group: (800) 238-2610 | Bensboro Advisors | Robinson Value Management


From Floor to Founder— With Joseph Wilkins



In this episode, Nell Sloane speaks with Joe Wilkins, Founder and CEO of R Best, LLC. Joe shares his story from moving his way to the top step of the CME Chicago trading floor to today, where he is using his own managed futures products for trading.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Joe has adapted to the trading processes evolution 
  • What style of trading is used by the commodity trading advisory product
  • How this CTA product be most effective for R Best and their clients once the parameters are in place
  • And more!

Tune in and relax, because where there’s so much uncertainty. You and I know and feel it, but the systems don’t. They’re automated.

Resources:  Capital Trading Group: (800) 238-2610 | R Best, LLC


Inside AlgoLab’s Risk-Adjusted Returns Program — With Greg Kolodziejzyk



In this inspirational episode, Nell Sloane speaks with Greg Kolodziejzyk, a record-holding athlete and the founder and CEO of AlgoLab Capital Management, where he’s been actively trading futures as a proprietary trader for over 25 years. Greg talks about his athletic and entrepreneurial journey, how he became involved in trading futures, and the main features of his risk-adjusted returns program. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Greg’s inner drive led him to create AlgoLab
  • What different markets AlgoLab trades with their CTA product
  • What the CTA’s margin to equity ratio is
  • How the CTA’s automated strategy drives the trades
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn about Greg Kolodziejzyk and his risk-adjusted returns program!

Resources:  Capital Trading Group: (800) 238-2610 | AlgoLab | Greg Kolodziejzyk | Disrupting Wall Street by Greg Kolodziejzyk 


Your Expert Guide to VIX Futures — With Scot Billington



In this educational episode, Nell Sloane is joined again by Scot Billington, the owner of Covenant Capital Management, to talk about the VIX. Scot shares his vast knowledge about VIX futures and VIX cash and uncovers the differences between the two.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The definition of a VIX
  • About the two different ways that a VIX can be traded
  • Where can you trade the VIX
  • Why you need to be aware of the VIX level at all times
  • And more!

Tune in now and increase your knowledge about VIX futures.

Resources:

Capital Trading Group: (800) 238-2610 | Episode 8 Learning the ABCs of Options — With Scot Billington

 


Profiling the Trade — With Josh Schuler



In this episode, Nell Sloane speaks with Josh Schuler founder of Trade With Profile, about how he not only trades but teaches others to trade. Through this discussion, Josh shares all the different aspects of his trading style and how he brings that to others.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Josh began his trading career
  • What the two main types of profiling Josh uses are
  • Which commodities are the most desirable to follow
  • What courses are available at Trade with Profile
  • And more!

Tune in now and see if trading is something you could sink your teeth into.

Resources:

Capital Trading Group: (800) 238-2610 | Trade With Profile  


Do You Have What It Takes to Become a Trader? — With Ryan Goetz



In this episode, Nell Sloane speaks with Ryan Goetz, founder of Praus Capital Management, about his CTA product. Self-taught as a trader, Ryan used his years of experience in the financial industry to grow his processes that would eventually become his signature product.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • About Ryan Goetz and his career leading up to founding Praus Capital Management
  • A technical analysis of Ryan’s CTA product 
  • What the most ideal market conditions are for a short-term strategist
  • Which market conditions Ryan finds to be most challenging
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn more about what it takes to become a managed futures trader.

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


Your Tour of the Systematic CTA — With Harsha Patwardhan



In this episode, Nell Sloane speaks with Harsha Patwardhan, founder and CEO of AVR Capital Advisors, about his systematic CTA product that utilizes the short-term cycles in the markets. As you will soon find out, Harsha’s strategies are very short term, from a few minutes to a few days, and allow investors to manage the risk in their portfolios. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Harsha’s systematic approach works within the markets to provide returns
  • Examples of how this program can be customized to suit investors’ preferences
  • How Harsha implements risk controls
  • The benefits of moving away from an institutional platform
  • Which market conditions produce the best results for this product
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn more about this systematic CTA product.

Resources:  Capital Trading Group: (800) 238-2610 | Harsha Patwardhan’s Email: (201) 638-8162


A Look at the Soaring Pelican CTA Product — With Sam Beckers and Dario Michalek



In this episode, Nell Sloane of Capital Trading Group speaks with Sam Beckers and Dario Michalek from Soaring Pelican about their CTA product. By drawing on their 40 years of combined experience in the industry and blending their trading models, Sam and Dario are confident that they’ve created a great product for trading in today’s marketplace.  

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What Market behavioral analysis looks at and how it ties into the development of trading strategies
  • What the ideal market conditions are for the Soaring Pelican CTA product
  • How Sam and Dario decided to join forces
  • About the three strategies that are used within the Soaring Pelican CTA product
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn about Soaring Pelican CTA product and the men behind it. 

Resources:  Capital Trading Group: (800) 238-2610 | Soaring Pelican


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