PFGBEST Answers Three Questions Concerning Managed Futures

PFGBEST professionals are asked many questions regarding the concept and investment benefits of managed futures.  For the purpose of this article, we will examine three major, and consistently-asked, questions regarding managed futures.

Question One:  According to PFGBEST, what are managed futures?

The experts at PFGBEST explain that managed futures are the process of systematic or discretionary trading of future contracts by a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA).  Through a Revocable Power of Attorney, a CTA, in the traditional sense, will make decisions on behalf of a client.  A CTA trades in global futures and options markets, either buying or selling exchange-traded contracts representing real assets.  Those real assets may be silver, gold, corn, wheat, coffee, sugar, heating oil, or financial products like stock index contracts, bonds, or currencies.

Question Two:  How does PFGBEST define a CTA?

A CTA, for profit or compensation, advises clients as to the value and timing of buying or selling futures contracts or options on a variety of commodities and financial instruments.  A CTA can either be an organization promoting its strategies and its track record, or it can be one individual.  A CTA typically advises a client directly, or through media and publications.  Their role generally speaking is to exercise authority over a client’s managed account.  Unless certain stipulations are met, a CTA must register with National Futures Association.  In the case of PFGBEST, the company itself – PFGBEST – serves as the CTA.  That leads us to question three.

Question Three: In what way does foreign exchange enter into the PFGBEST managed products program?

PFGBEST-MIX is a managed forex program that differs from the typical and traditional CTA.  It is one of 100 or more strategies that PFGBEST markets and oversees. In the case of the PFGBEST-MIX product, PFGBEST serves as the previously mentioned Limited Power of Attorney.  Customers fill out that Limited Power of Attorney document and file it with PFGBEST, and then customers will be instructed and served by having a PFGBEST specialist walk them through next steps.  These steps include learning about trading on one of the PFGBEST platforms, or not; discussion about the fee disclosure form that will clearly describe and define all associated costs with the trading program; and learning as much as possible about which program(s) the customer is suited for.

While there are many more questions concerning managed futures, and managed forex products, you can feel free to visit www.PFGBEST.com to get more information or to speak to a managed futures customer service expert.

PFGBEST focuses on sustainable investing for long-term probability of success for customers by offering a diverse suite of trading technologies, products and services.  The company provides low barrier to entry opportunitites as well as solutions for highly-sophisticated, advanced investors.  Services offered include commodity trading accounts, futures, forex, options, managed investments, trading systems, research, global services, simulated trading, branch/IB networking, physical metals, and investor education.  For more information, visit PFGBEST online at http://www.PFGBEST.com or call 855-734-2378.


PFGBEST focuses on sustainable investing for customers by offering a diverse suite of trading technologies, products and services – with an emphasis on low barrier-to-entry opportunities. PFGBEST is one of the largest non-bank, non-clearing U.S. futures commission merchants, with customers, affiliates and brokerage offices in more than 80 countries.

PFGBEST has ranked for more than 11 consecutive years as one of the nation’s Top 50 Brokers.  PFGBEST has more than $500 million in customer assets in segregated futures and forex accounts.

PFGBEST has created and owns its own trading and back office technologies.  PFGBEST’s proprietary platform BESTDirect®  was among the first electronic futures and forex trading platforms to connect retail customers directly to exchanges in 1998.

PFGBEST, through its model of customer-driven technology, makes sure that PFGBEST and customers using its platforms, are connected directly to global exchange order entry systems and market data for speed, efficiency, and simplicity in trade execution.

PFGBEST offers managed investments through the PFGBEST Managed Futures division, along with its core suite of products including futures, forex and options, full-service brokerage, precious metals, trader education, research, and, of course, direct online trading.  PFGBEST trading professionals have created blended portfolios that are customized and managed to meet the great demand for diversification and enhanced return strategies incorporating futures, forex, stocks, and options.  A broad, global distribution network of more than 700 IBs, GIBs and brokers is helping PFGBEST’s business grow at a remarkable pace.

The brand PFGBEST and slogan, “The BEST thing about our technology is our people” stand for the ability to help find solutions for investors and traders through one-on-one customer advocacy and technological innovation in futures, foreign exchange, options, managed accounts, and other alternative asset classes.

The team at PFGBEST considers it a privilege to serve customers and their accounts, and PFGBEST represents client interests in extensive industry thought leadership – through the media, at global conferences, as published authors, spokespersons and as partners.

For more information on PFGBEST, call 855-PFGBEST (855-734-2378) or 319-553-2172, or visit them at http://PFGBEST.com.

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