It’s an all Profit & Loss affair for this week’s podcast as Colin Lambert is joined by P&L’s editor-in-chief Julie Ros to run through a long agenda in these “interesting” times. This being the podcast Lambert can’t resist a little cynicism to kick off as he “praises” some market analysts’ abilities, but Ros easily pulls […]
With gold markets struggling to operate efficiently due to delivery concerns, CME Group has announced the launch of a new gold futures contract with expanded delivery options that include 100-troy ounce, 400-troy ounce and 1-kilo gold bars. The new contract is expected to launch with a first expiration of April 2020, pending regulatory approval and will […]
Dealers are reporting a dislocation in the spot gold market as the basis risk between futures and physical has blown out over physical delivery concerns. One source reports prices up to 30 big figures wide on some platforms quoting physical while the Comex futures spread remains locked around 30 cents wide. The problem stems from […]
Chris Wittenborn, director of business development for Velocity Markets, analyses whether or not Bitcoin can really be considered as a safe haven asset. As the new year dawned, war tensions jumped and investors turned to “safe havens” to protect assets and find speculative alpha. During this time, gold – the traditional port in a storm […]
Cryptocurrency liquidity provider B2C2 has launched the market’s first product for trading gold directly against Bitcoin (XAU/BTC). The firm says the launch marks the beginning of its expansion beyond the core crypto focus and that client demand made XAU/BTC a natural first choice, underpinned by a significant rally in so-called deflationary assets over the past […]
Jersey-based Insch Capital Management has launched its Insch Kintore strategy as a Jersey Private Fund.
Since inception, the form says the strategy has earned a total net return (net of 1.5% management and 15% performance fees) of +49.21%, gaining 12.52% in 2015, 33.39% in 2016 and 21.16% in 2017. Rolling 12 month returns (26 observations) have averaged +20.44%, the firm adds.
The strategy is entirely quantitative in nature and agnostic in terms of market direction and trades gold (as a currency) versus G7 currencies.