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Foreign currency investing differs from the stock, bond and mutual fund markets in that returns of FX investing are not normally correlated to other markets. The US equity markets have historically gone up and down with the US economy’s strengths and weaknesses. Bellwether Capital managed FX accounts may have gains consistently without regard to bull or bear market cycles in the stock or bond markets. Of course, the cash FX and FX futures markets have experienced losses. This lower correlation between the traditional equity and bond markets returns and Bellwether Capital managed FX accounts provides a valuable contribution to investor portfolios in the form of diversification. There are many articles and books that discuss the advantages of diversification into non-traditional asset classes.
No, Bellwether Capital Management is registered as a Commodity Trading Advisor (“CTA”).and a Forex firm. Hedge funds typically co-mingle client monies into a “fund” that have lock-out periods, where funds can only be withdrawn at certain times. Other hedge fund restrictions typically include higher initial minimum investments amounts (sometimes $1,000,000 to $10,000,000) and holding the clients’ funds within their largely unregulated entity versus with a registered firm. Bellwether Capital Oculus Trading Strategy Program involve funds deposited at a regulated U.S. clearing broker held in the name of the client. Furthermore, Bellwether Capital has no access to a client’s funds, only access to make investments in the account. All withdrawals are strictly under the client’s sole control. Another advantage of Bellwether Capital’s offering is that it is a completely liquid investment, which can be turned into cash in just a few days. It is important to emphasize however, that this is not to be considered a short term investment
The foreign exchange market, also referred to as the “Forex” or “FX” market is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average turnover of approximately USD 3.5 trillion. Foreign exchange trading is the simultaneous buying of one currency and selling of another. Many of the world's currencies are on a floating exchange rate and are traded in pairs; for example Euro/Dollar or Dollar/Yen. Generally speaking, only professional traders are able to access the global FX market pricing. Others interested in trading FX generally use clearing brokers, referred to as Futures Commission Merchants (“FCM”). Bellwether Capital receives and trades its FX prices from Forex.com (Gain Capital LLC).