The Business Times: Using trading tools to beat market volatility caused by Covid-19

March 25, 2020

“Globally, a handful of hedge funds betting on bonds or volatility have reaped profits from the turbulence. FT reported that one of the biggest gains came from Roy Niederhoffer’s New York-based computer-driven hedge fund firm.

RG Niederhoffer Capital Management’s flagship diversified fund – one of the world’s oldest quant hedge funds – has gained 37 per cent this year, after losing 28 per cent in 2019 when markets rose.

Mr Niederhoffer’s fund tries to calculate when markets have become too fearful or too greedy and then buy futures in bonds, stocks and other assets to profit as they correct.”

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