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BCM Launches CTA Database For Managed Futures Investors

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 | Financial Press Release

Balarie Capital Management recently announced that they have launched a free CTA database that tracks several hundred Commodity Trading Advisors. The CTA database allows individual and institutional investors (family offices, endowments, pensions) to view performance data on several hundred different Commodity Trading Advisors from all over the globe. Each CTA program contains 2 full pages of performance results, statistical data, and comparison analysis. In addition, database subscribers can search for specific managers based on specific criteria or combine managers to create their own custom portfolios.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 9, 2008 -- Balarie Capital Management recently announced that they have launched a free CTA database that tracks several hundred Commodity Trading Advisors. The CTA database allows individual and institutional investors (family offices, endowments, pensions) to view performance data on several hundred different Commodity Trading Advisors from all over the globe. Each CTA program contains 2 full pages of performance results, statistical data, and comparison analysis. In addition, database subscribers can search for specific managers based on specific criteria or combine managers to create their own custom portfolios.

"In light of the current market conditions, we feel that investors are searching for ways to diversify their current portfolios," said Emanuel Balarie, Managing Director of Balarie Capital Management. "Our database offers them access to an alternative asset class- managed futures- that can be a valuable tool in adding portfolio diversification, potentially reducing overall volatility and potentially achieving a higher performance than traditional investment portfolios."

With managed futures, investors can generate returns that are non-correlated with their traditional investments. The reason is that Commodity Trading Advisors use different strategies, trade different markets, and implement different trading time frames than traditional stock and bond investments. Because various mangers have different ways of generating returns, there will be managers that can profit and thrive during recessions and bear markets.

Some of the strategies that are currently represented in the database include the following:

  • Trend Following: Trend following is a strategy that simply follows trends based on certain technical indicators, like moving averages and breakouts. CTAs that specialize in this strategy can profit from both rising markets (by being long futures contracts) and declining markets (by being short the futures contracts). Trend followers, however, often do not fare well during choppy or sidewise markets.
  • Counter Trend: This strategy seeks to profit from trend reversals. If you look at charts, you will notice that no market moves continuously up or down. There are often pullbacks and reversals. This strategy seeks to profit from those types of moves.
  • Arbitrage: There are a number of sub-strategies that fall under arbitrage. The most prevalent in the managed futures industry is statistical arbitrage. A simple example of this strategy is if one manager simultaneously purchased gold on one exchange (for a lower price) and sold it on another exchange (for a higher price). This strategy looks to profit from the price difference.
  • Global Macro / Fundamental Focus: Commodity Trading Advisors that trade the markets from a fundamental approach often look at crop reports, weather patterns, and economic data to determine whether to enter a trade. These managers can be implementing any number of strategies- including be short the market

Emanuel Balarie added, "We continue to believe that buy and hold strategies are no longer effective in this market environment. Investors need to consider allocating to alternative investment strategies have the ability to provide them with absolute returns."

In addition to access to the free CTA database, Balarie Capital Management is offering investors a free educational brochure on managed futures. Investors who are interested in receiving additional information should contact BCM.

The risk of loss in trading futures and options contracts can be substantial. You should therefore, carefully consider whether such trading is suitable for you. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

About Balarie Capital Management: About Balarie Capital Management ("BCM"):
BCM specializes in assisting institutional and high-net worth investors who are interested in investing in managed futures. Our consultative approach, independent research and analysis, and access to over 400 Commodity Trading Advisors, allows us to create custom managed futures portfolios that are designed to meet your specific investment needs.

About Emanuel Balarie: Emanuel is Managing Director of Balarie Capital Management, the managed futures division of Archer Financial Services, Inc. Emanuel works with institutional and high net worth investors regarding their managed futures investments. After graduating from the U.C. Berkeley, Emanuel started his career working for the San Francisco branch office of Merrill Lynch. After working for several other firms, ranging from dealing with commodities, stocks, futures, and alternative investments, Emanuel decided to combine his expertise and industry experience with the financial integrity and resources of Archer Financial Services, Inc.

Throughout his career, Emanuel has been an advisor to clients and institutions on the commodity markets and managed futures. His research has been published in many parts of the world, and he often speaks at national and international investment conferences. Balarie has appeared numerous times on CNBC, and is frequently quoted in dozens of financial publications such as, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Marketwatch from Dow Jones, Barron's, MSN Money, and Bloomberg.

Mr. Balarie is also the author of the book, Commodities for Every Portfolio and Editor of CommodityNewsCenter.Com

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Presidential Poll Shows People Considering Bankruptcy Leaning Toward Obama

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 | Financial Press Release

A new poll conducted by BankruptcyHome.com shows Barak Obama is favored by individuals seeking bankruptcy protection. Conducted in September, the poll questioned over 1200 people who visited www.BankruptcyHome.com and completed a free bankruptcy evaluation form. Respondents provided their opinions on 16 separate questions on topics ranging from the Economy to the War on Terror.

(PRWEB) October 9, 2008 -- BankruptcyHome.com conducted a presidential poll to see how people facing financial difficulties feel about the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates. The results mirrored the national polls that show Democrat Barak Obama with a slight lead. Full poll results are available on the BankruptcyHome.com website.

Almost 75 percent of respondents said that the 2008 presidential election was very important to them. Over 80 percent said that they were very likely to vote.

Visitors to BankruptcyHome.com are provided with helpful information about personal bankruptcy, debt consolidation and rebuilding credit. Recent turmoil in the credit markets has brought economic issues to the foreground of the presidential race and BankruptcyHome.com was curious how its users would vote.

Obama was the choice of 48.17 percent of the over 1,200 respondents when asked witch of the candidates was best equipped to handle the economy. That compares to Republican candidate John McCain, who was favored by only 21.39 percent.

The results mirror polls that show Obama pulling ahead of McCain in the battleground states of Pennsylvania and Michigan. McCain though is still holding slight leads in polls conducted in Indiana and Missouri. National polls have the pair close to even.

Obama was also the choice of 50.74 percent of respondents as the better candidate to handle health-care issues, the only time one of the candidates received more than 50 percent of the response, compared to 21.39 percent for McCain. A medical crisis can be one of the leading causes for families to file bankruptcy.

McCain led his Democratic opponent in one category of the poll. Results show that respondents felt that the Republican was the more experienced candidate.

More information about the poll is available on the BankruptcyHome.com Web site. Full Results of the Poll are available on the Presidential Poll Results page.

More about BankruptcyHome.com
BankruptcyHome.com is a nationally focused website that helps people seeking information about how to file bankruptcy and what to do when they are overwhelmed with debt. The site connects users with an experienced bankruptcy attorney in their area. The bankruptcy lawyer will provide individuals with a free consultation and advise them of the best course of action tailored to their individual case.

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Trusted Organization Gets Timely Website Update

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 | Financial Press Release

X Out Foreclosure, a company that helps people who are facing foreclosure, is pleased to announce the launch of its revised Web site (www.xoutforeclosure.com).

Carrollton, Texas (PRWEB) October 9, 2008 -- Many consumers are feeling the pinch in today's tough economic climate, and many are facing the loss of financial portfolios, jobs, and even their homes. Today, foreclosures number in the hundreds of thousands.

The massive number of people facing foreclosures is the result of several factors, including aggressive lending tactics, attractive interest rates, and a booming economy, followed by increasing interest rates and a stagnant economy. The result has been devastating. In fact, one leading foreclosure site estimates that there are over 2 million foreclosure-related or foreclosure-mitigated homes for sale.

"It is devastating to people," says David Clinger, CEO of X Out Foreclosure. "Hard working, honest families are suddenly facing a foreclosure situation. Their entire lives go from 'normal' to 'turmoil' in just a few missed mortgage payments. And that's what X Out Foreclosure is all about: helping people who have found themselves in a foreclosure situation. And to make that happen more effectively, we've revised our website to make it simpler to use and to give people more information."

X Out Foreclosure has been in business since 1986, helping people who have found themselves facing foreclosure. Over the past 2 decades, they've developed a highly qualified staff who have honed their skills and who understand the many foreclosure mitigation options available to them. But in today's marketplace, a company needs to have a web presence that effectively communicates its message to consumers and helps them to find solutions to their problems.

That is exactly what the new site does. Mr. Clinger explains, "There are lots of options for people who are facing foreclosure - it's not a journey that leads inevitably to one conclusion," he says. Then he counts some of the ways he's helped people in the past: "There's loan modification, forbearance agreements, short sales, deeds-in-lieu… I could go on and on. That's what the new site is designed to do: inform people quickly, show them that they have options, and help them to contact us so we can get the ball rolling."

X Out Foreclosure's website, www.xoutforeclosure.com, uses a simple structure so that users can find the information they're looking for quickly. "Time is of the essence in a pre-foreclosure," says Mr. Clinger and the faster people can get up to speed and realize that we're available to help them, the sooner we can get to work to solve their problem."

Along with the simple site structure and easy-to-understand content is a sweepstakes offer for a $1000 draw just for contacting them. And, there are many ways for homeowners to contact an X Out Foreclosure representative for a confidential consultation.

For more information, visit their new website at www.xoutforeclosure.com or call an X Out Foreclosure representative at 1-800-708-7869.

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