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Long run: Jack Schwager talks traders, old and new Interview,Video

Jack Schwager’s career runs from pre-financial futures markets to author of the Markets Wizard books to an online start-up today. As the recipient of the CTA Expo’s 2105 Lifetime Achievement Award in New York in April, he spoke with Jim Kharouf, editor-in-chief of John Lothian News about what he knows about about top traders and his new venture, Fundseeder, an online platform for the next generation of market wizards. For Schwager, top traders don’t just post profits, but have great risk management as well. “It doesn’t have to be complicated at all,” Schwager said of risk management systems. “Most risk…

Jack Schwager on Market Wizards and How the CTA Space is Changing (Part 1) Financials,Interview,Managed Futures,Video

Jack Schwager is a well-known name in the financial market community today, as author of trading classics such as: Market Wizards in 1989, The New Market Wizards in 1992 and Stock Market Wizards in 2001. He’s added to the series in May 2012, with Hedge Fund Market Wizards, and more recently released book Market Sense and Nonsense, where he explores investment models and the theories of how markets work. He spoke with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about hedge fund managers and how the CTA space has changed, what’s happened to managed futures since its breakout year in 2008 and his…

Jack Schwager on Market Wizards and How the CTA Space is Changing (Part 2) Financials,Interview,Managed Futures,Video

In part two, Schwager describes his role as portfolio management role at ADM. He also discusses the growing trend toward managed futures mutual funds, which have grown to about $9 billion in assets under management at the end of November 2012, according to data from CME Group and Morningstar. Schwager believes the availability of such products could provide more vehicles for diversity in individual portfolios. Finally, Schwager provides his thoughts about the potential growth for hedge funds and alternative investments. While Schwager has spent decades in the managed futures space, including 22 years as director of futures research for various…