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Part IV > What Are Managed Futures?

What Are Managed Futures?

Jim Hamer, a successful trend follower and a student of Ed Seykota’s, offered insight into the concept of managed futures:

“Like most investors, you are probably familiar with and have invested in traditional investment classes—stocks, bonds, mutual funds, CDs and money market funds. These are the backbone of most portfolios. Yet, if there was an investment that could potentially lower the volatility of your portfolio and increase your return over time (with commensurate risk), wouldn’t you want that investment to be part of your overall portfolio mix? Well, there is such an investment . . . managed futures:


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