Balyasny Has Great August, Predicts September Rate Hike "Good" For Markets

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Mark Melin
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In select alternative investment circles a “hedge” fund manager puts their skill on display when the stock market heads south. While no one can predict the future, noncorrelated investment managers use logical probability analysis to forecast the potential for volatility and then put cost effective hedging methods to work when the likelihood of volatility on the horizon increases. Looking at the macro potential for volatility surrounding what was known as a China slowing, global defilation and an impending Fed rate hike, Dmitry Balyasny’s Balyasny Asset Management dialed its financial engine to noncorrelated in August and their investors benefited on a relative…


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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing the impact of beta market environment on a technical trading strategy. A portfolio and industry consultant, wrote or edited three books including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008) and taught a course at Northwestern University's executive education program.