Dorset Takes A Brief Stumble After 71 Percent Return

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Mark Melin
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The high-flying Dorset Energy Fund, up 71.33% as of nearly one week ago, might be finding that leveraged energy exposure cuts both ways, down near 5% over the course of just over a week. This occurs while the smaller and less volatile Wexford team posts strong numbers. Low volatility Wexford has two offerings in the top 20 The oil market could get interesting. After topping near $52 per barrel October 19, it is currently testing trend support near $48.69 – negative pricing factors that have not been fully input into the Dorset Energy Fund performance but could portend a downtrend…

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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.