Some Trend Followers Score Big in May 2012

With the uncertainty in the markets and the issues in Europe some trend followers scored big in May of 2012. I have listed a short review of some Trend followers who have had a great run in 2012. I strongly suggest this would not be a time to invest with these commodity trading advisers. The irony is that times when commodity trading advisers have good runs both private and even institutional investors throw money at these returns. This is one of the surest ways to lose money. What I do is buy commodity trading advisers that understand risk when they have draw downs. Otherwise I believe I would take on extensive risk. There is always risk and uncertainty. There are always losses however there are periods such as May 2012.

Below is a short list of some CTAs that have had a good run( so far) this year. In my personal experience over the last 18 years in times of crisis and uncertainty commodity trading advisers have out performed. In 2007 and 2008 the asset class of managed futures greatly outperformed.

Clarke Capital Management
Global Magnum 60.89% YTD However there were times when Global Magnum was down approx -41%

EMC Capital Management 24.82% YTD However there were times when EMC was down approx -45%

Clarke Capital Management 38.57% YTD However there were times when Worldwide was down approx -27.5%

Look for my upcoming book- The Bible of Trend following – How professional traders compound wealth and manage the risks.

Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future performance. The risk of loss in trading futures contracts, commodity options or forex can be substantial, and therefore investors should understand the risks involved in taking leveraged positions and must assume responsibility for the risks associated with such investments and for their results. You should carefully consider whether such trading is suitable for you in light of your circumstances and financial resources.

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