As we mentioned in our last email, to combat the global deflationary pressures in Asia and Europe requires a strong US dollar. The challenge for the Fed is, if they choose to tighten and strengthen the dollar, the tightening runs the risk of slowing down the US economy. We believe the Fed must stay accommodative while supporting a strong US dollar. It has always been our opinion, a strong dollar keeps producer prices low while the Fed maintains an accommodative policy. A strong US dollar combined with a global workforce, keeps US inflation low. This ideal situation allows the Fed to be accommodative strengthening the US economy even further without risking inflation.
Friday, March 25th early morning we sold the Japanese Nikkei at an equivalent index price of 17,010. Currently, we are in a synthetic option in both the S&P and Nikkei bias to the long side, long the German 10yr bund and short the US 10yr note and are 70% invested.
In 2012 modeled performance (7 ˝ mo.) net of all fees was +12.46% with a 10% Hurdle rate
In 2013, modeled performance net of all fees was +19.73% with a 10% Hurdle rate
In 2014, modeled performance net of all fees was +56.42% with a 10% Hurdle rate
In 2015, modeled performance net of all fees is +72.68% with an 8% Hurdle rate
In 2016, modeled performance net of all fees is +17.50% with a Graduated 10% Hurdle Rate
The Unicorn Macro Fund, LP (“Fund”) operates under the SEC rules of 506(c) of Regulation D. This rule allows general solicitation as long as all purchasers of the Fund are accredited investors and the Fund takes reasonable steps to verify that purchasers are accredited investors. The 506(c) rule benefits funds that perform better than their peers, because for the first time, Regulation D funds can post their results publicly.
The Fund trades both long and short positions in a variety of global markets and its performance is not correlated to any one market. Performance of the model of the Fund is measured by Net Asset Value (NAV) which is net of all fees, is unaudited, and may include the use of estimates. Individual results will vary based on the timing of an investment and past performance is no guarantee of future results and there is a possibility of loss.
The modeled results are based only on capital appreciation from macro style trades. The results do not include dividend reinvestment or any other form of cash flow and are taxed as ordinary income. All trades have a risk/reward objective of at least 3 to 1 and each full position risks no more than 2% of assets. There will be times when market conditions may alter these objectives. Since the inception of the model our trading of the methodology has become more precise.