Managed Futures: Styles

Trend Following

Traditional trend followers typically use proprietary trading systems and establish long or short positions in various futures markets. They often use intermediate or long term signals to put on trades.

Counter Trend

Short-term strategy that looks to take contrarian positions in markets seeking mean reversion. Not opposite of trend following, just a very tight time frame.

Global Macro

Otherwise known as relative strength models; they seek out areas of the market that are outperforming and invest heavily in those exhibiting the most positive momentum.

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