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Mark Melin

Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing a trading program’s strategy and mapping it to a market environment and performance driver. He provides analysis of managed futures investment performance and commentary regarding related managed futures market environment. A portfolio and industry consultant, he was an adjunct instructor in managed futures at Northwestern University / Chicago and has written or edited three books, including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008). Mark was director of the managed futures division at Alaron Trading until they were acquired by Peregrine Financial Group in 2009, where he was a registered associated person (National Futures Association NFA ID#: 0348336). Mark has also worked as a Commodity Trading Advisor himself, trading a short volatility options portfolio across the yield curve, and was an independent consultant to various broker dealers and futures exchanges, including OneChicago, the single stock futures exchange, and the Chicago Board of Trade. He is also Editor, Opalesque Futures Intelligence and Editor, Opalesque Futures Strategies.

  • NGL

    i bet oil tycoons are behind this.

  • geoffrey bailey

    We’ll see how long Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Maryland, New Jersey, and Virginia can stand losing sales taxes on $100,000 cars when their residents buy them in neighboring states. This just shows that politicians are corrupt, stupid, and incompetent.

  • Haeze

    “Ordering the car can take place in Manhattan, the river in Chelsea or their King of Prussia store near Philadelphia.”

    Or… you know… in your own home.

  • RussellL

    “I have made it a principle within Tesla that we should never attempt to make servicing a profit center. It does not seem right to me that companies try to make a profit off customers when their product breaks,” he writes. “Overcharging people for unneeded servicing (often not even fixing the original problem) is rampant within the industry and happened to me personally on several occasions when I drove gasoline cars.”

    Gotta love Elon for that!

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