HSBC: Time For "risk-seeking, Yield-Hunting Trading strategies"

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Mark Melin
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Today’s generally low volatility currency market environment could be “positive for risk-seeking, yield-hunting trading strategies,” an HSBC report out Wednesday said. There is one trade staple, maligned in certain quarters, and one currency sector that could benefit from a new volatility regime. Volatility regimes, like price persistence, are ever changing While some in the managed futures CTA space take the cyclicality of market environments as a document-able fact, there are those who are just now embracing the concept. The technical market environment of volatility is known to trigger numerous systematic strategies and create opportunity for discretionary and relative value traders…

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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.