Managed Futures for investors

Are you looking to diversify your portfolio? Interested in a futures investment, but want a professional to do the trading for you? An alternative investment through an RCM Asset Management managed futures account may be just what you seek.

What are Managed Futures?

A managed futures account, run by a professional money manager known as a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA), offers exposure to a wide array of financial and physical commodity futures markets traded around the world. RCM Asset Management can help you research and choose a CTA to trade these accounts on your behalf. You can even open an account through an IRA.

When you choose a managed futures account with RCM Asset Management, you won't have to micro-manage every trade. Your chosen commodity trading advisor will monitor the markets for trading signals and manage all trading decisions for your account. And, you get a name you can trust with RCM Asset Management, a multi-billion dollar financial services company with astrong heritage of serving individual investors in the commodity futures markets. We pride ourselves on service that's a step above and beyond the rest.

Reduce Portfolio Volatility with Commodity Futures

Many investors choose managed futures to reduce volatility in their overall investment portfolio. There's a relatively low correlation between the performance of managed futures and stock prices or interest rates. Through a managed futures investment, you'll have access to futures markets around the globe. Commodity trading advisors invest in financial futures, including stock indexes such as the Standard & Poor's 500 or the Nikkei 225, interest rate vehicles such as U.S. Treasury notes or the German bund, or currencies such as the euro or yen. Traditional commodity markets traded include crude oil, gold, wheat or soybeans.

Unlike other asset classes, where profits depend solely on price appreciation, opportunities in commodity futures trading exist in both rising and falling markets. Strategies using options on futures contracts seek to find opportunities in flat or neutral markets. Learn more about managed futures, and read academic research.Managed futures involve risk of loss and may not be suitable for all investors.

Use Managed Accounts for Your Search

When you choose a managed futures investment, you delegate responsibility for your decision making to a professional money manager. There are literally hundreds of CTAs offering hundreds of managed futures programs. Most are diversified, but some specialize in particular industry sectors, such as financial or agricultural markets. Speak with one of our professionals to assist you in making an educated decision about choosing the right money manager for you.

Managed Futures - A Subset of Hedge Funds

As an alternative investment, managed futures are often considered a subset of hedge funds. However, unlike many hedge funds, they concentrate in futures markets--not trading in cash equities. That can offer you an added layer of diversification to your traditional equity portfolio. Both hedge funds and managed futures can take long and short positions in a variety of global markets. But if you are looking for specific exposure to the futures markets, with the added security of primarily exchange-traded markets, managed futures may be the right choice for you.

Open an Account

To get started right away, download our account forms. Or, learn more about how to open an account and receive the RCM Asset Management Welcome Kit.

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