ETF Wrap: ‘Managed futures are like pigs in mud’: This ETF manager is replicating hedge-fund strategies to pull off big gains as stocks and bonds drop this year

by | May 14, 2022 | Stock Market

Hello! Market jitters remain high this week as stocks continue to slide, with Cathie Wood’s ARK Innovation ETF standing out in the recent carnage. “We’ve entered a new era that is going to really challenge a lot of the ways people were making money,” says Andrew Beer of Dynamic Beta investments, or DBi. In this week’s ETF Wrap, Beer, co-portfolio manager of the iMGP DBi Managed Futures Strategy ETF
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Turbulent markets are punishing portfolios, but one small corner of the exchange-traded fund industry appears to be faring relatively well amid investor anxiety over rising rates and high inflation. So-called managed futures — a quantitative-based strategy that seeks to capitalize on market trends by making long and short bets on futures contracts in commodities, rates, currencies and equities — is having a good run, according to Andrew Beer, co-portfolio manager of the iMGP DBi Managed Futures Strategy ETF
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at Dynamic Beta investments.  That’s a strategy typically associated with the hedge fund industry.  “This year managed futures are like pigs in mud,” Beer said in a …

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