GAM Trading Strategy: GAM

Prudent approach to trading strategies

Amid the rubble of the economic meltdown, trading strategies like global macro and managed futures are experiencing a well-deserved renaissance.

The performance of managed futures/commodity trading advisors (CTAs) in 2008 was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise bleak year for the hedge fund industry. CTAs made average gains of 18.33% in 2008 on the back of dramatic volatility and clear trends in the equity and commodity markets during much of the year.

Global macro came into its own afte