A new study on managed futures is not without a bit of controversy as the proponents of the study aimed to narrow down the highest performing investments worldwide from several thousand.
Online PR News – 23-March-2011 – – eManaged Futures, a leading expert in the field of managed futures and high yield investments, completed a new study which examined the vast majority of high yield investment programs in the arena of managed futures. Thousands of different investment platforms were ultimately ranked on 5 deciding factors and ranked accordingly. The key factors reviewed included number of years with positive returns, program age, average annual returns, drawdown ratios, and risk management.
The study concluded that numerous popular investments owed their success more to their marketing image, rather than strictly due to their track record of performance. eManaged Futures spokeperson Frankie Fihn added, “Many of the more popular managed futures funds and investment programs have simply earned their popularity due to their superior marketing materials. Some other investment programs have been more widely spread because they offer more favorable payouts to offering brokers and so there is added incentive to push these over other investments which may possibly offer better value. The managed futures selected in the study were not selected considering marketing image and broker commissions and because these were only graded on factors that were most important to how real investors might perceive value. We believe these to be the absolute best managed futures for the retail end investor – bar none.”
With the recent economic recession, there has been added pressure on individuals to start saving for retirement sooner. Managed Futures have a long history of outperforming the counterparts like stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. In comparison to other investments like stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, managed futures programs have both averaged higher average annual returns and they also have the lowest industry draw downs, a relative measure of the potential risk of an investment portfolio. John Summa of the renowned Investopedia adds, “One of the major arguments for diversifying into managed futures is their potential to lower portfolio risk. Such an argument is supported by many academic studies of the effects of combining traditional asset classes with alternative investments such as managed futures. Dr. John Lintner of Harvard University is perhaps the most cited for his research in this area.”
Proponents of the study remark that the study was designed to address the increasing difficulty people are having in being able to retire with a comfortable savings account. For additional information regarding the results of the managed futures investment study, please visit the managed futures website at http://www.emanagedfutures.com.