Understanding Professionally Managed Futures Accounts: Learn About Them and Their Potential Benefits to Your Portfolio
In this presentation, we will show the effectiveness of using Professionally Managed Futures Accounts (PMFA) as a diversifying investment vehicle within your total portfolio, whether it be a taxable account or IRA. PMFA's have similarities to mutual funds, but as an asset class have outperformed the S&P 500 since 1980 with less risk. They are uncorrelated to the stock market, providing valuable diversification of risk while increasing opportunity for returns. Many investors are concerned about the systemic risk of the stock market which has contributed to two 50% losses in the last 20 years. PMFA's may provide a solution as these investments have performed well in bear stock markets (2008 - Up 14%, 2000 - Up 43%). Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. Illustrating with real, net-to-client PMFA track records, we will empirically demonstrate how you can increase returns and reduce risk in your portfolio, something that may not be possible using traditional investments alone.