Below is a very interesting article on Managed Futures.  This is an asset class that I couldn’t think more negatively of due to the egregious fees and immense conflicts of interests that exist within it.  Unscrupulous salesmen that feel that it is their right to make a profit off of other people’s money, instead of first focusing on actually making their clients’ money, are extremely prevalent in this industry.  There are various problems with how the so-called index is measured so I can almost guarantee that it will do better than stocks during downturns in the market, because many of the funds have a short component to them unlike say the S&P 500.  I’d still stay away.