By Direxion via Iris.xyz

If you understand the purpose of including alternatives in your investment portfolio — seeking improved risk-adjusted returns — you almost certainly understand that your chances of predicting when markets will move up or down is slim to none.

Indeed, the past few years has seen the stock market climb steadily as investors execute a risk-on trade fed by continued encouragement from Fed policy, European Equity Market, and slow growth in the U.S.

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