We sold the Japanese Nikkei in front of the Bank of Japan announcement rather than last Friday. As we mentioned in our last email, “The weaker US dollar has enabled US asset prices to rally…(however)...we continue to believe a strong US dollar is best for the marketplace and protects the global economy from deflation.” On Friday, it seemed the central banks were beginning to let the the US dollar strengthen so we held off selling the Nikkei. However, it became clear after the Fed minutes, the Fed was dialing back its global outlook - possibly for political reasons - in addition there was no further indication in the minutes of a Fed tightening, so the US dollar weakened. Again as we mentioned in our last email,
While writing this email after the BOJ announcement of no further monetary stimulus and no substantive discussion of a weaker Yen, we are becoming more bearish on global asset prices and the US dollar.
On Wednesday night April 27th, Thursday morning in Tokyo we sold the Japanese Nikkei at equivalent index price of 17,525 to hedge our S&P position. However, a close below 2084 our risk management will cause us to sell our S&P long. Currently, we are long the S&P and short the Japanese Nikkei, German 10yr bund and US 10yr notes. We are 100% invested.
In 2012 modeled performance (7 ½ 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 +25.29% with a Graduated 10% Hurdle Rate
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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.