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3D Bull & Bear Monthly Update: April 2024

3D Bull/Bear is a unique CTA strategy that is designed to actively manage and seek profits from S&P 500 rallies and declines.

The S&P 500 exhibited low volatility and false breakouts during the first quarter of 2024, which was an unfavorable environment for 3D Bull/Bear. Risk happens fast (in both directions) and there was a spike in S&P 500 volatility in April that provided a more favorable environment for 3D Bull/Bear.

S&P 500 Price Activity (April 2024)

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April 2024 Performance Attribution
S&P 500 -4.1%
3D Bull/Bear +6.0%
3D Bull (long side alpha) -0.6%
3D Bear (short side alpha) +6.6%

3D’s performance is 25% funded gross estimates.

3D Bull/Bear is

  • One market - the S&P 500
  • Two directions - Long/Short
  • Systematic/Rules Based - nimble to the message of the market
  • Short Term - One day at a time
  • Can be customized to help you meet your investment objectives

April 2024 (net performance)

Monthly ROR
3D Bull/Bear (25% funded) 5.4%
3D Bull/Bear (50% funded) 2.7%
3D Bull/Bear (100% funded) 1.4%
BTOP 50 Index 1.7%
S&P 500 TR -4.1%

January 2000 - April 2024 (net)

Actual results since March 2023 and simulated results dating back to January 2000 (See Risk Disclaimer below).

Total Return 630.8% 315.4% 157.7% 189.7% 441.8%
Std Deviation 20.1% 10% 5.0% 8.1% 15.4%
Sharpe Ratio 1.29 1.29 1.29 0.58 0.53
Sortino Ratio 3.70 3.83 3.91 0.92 0.66
Correlation to SP -0.19 -0.19 -0.19 -0.12 1.00
Max Drawdown -23.4% -11.7% -5.8% -16.1% -50.9%
Best Month 32.8% 16.4% 8.2% 9.8% 12.8%
Worst Month -13.6% -6.8% -3.4% -7.0% -16.8%

We are excited to share that in the coming weeks we will be offering a new S&P 500 Enhanced Alpha Program that combines 3D Bull/Bear with the S&P 500 and demonstrates a powerful combination of passive and active S&P 500 investing.

 

Sincerely, Eric Dugan
Chief Investment Officer at 3D Capital Management

Risk Disclaimer

3D Bull/Bear returns are calculated based on an assumed funding level of 25% and 50% of Trading Level and are intended to show the impact that 75% and 50% notional funding respectively has on returns (when those returns are expressed as a percentage of account valuerather than Trading Level). The returns are net of the Advisor’s 1.25% management fee and 15% incentive fee. Fees are charged on the Trading Level of the account. Returns do not include interest income. 3D Capital Management is a unit-based CTA. Per NFA requirements, the addition method is used to calculate annual rates of return because the trading level of the accounts managed did not fluctuate with prior month’s profits or losses. The CFTC has not passed on the merits of participating in any of 3D’s programs nor on the adequacy or accuracy of the disclosure documents. Other disclosure statements are required to be provided to you before an account may be opened for you.

Hypothetical Performance Risk Disclosure: One of the limitations of hypothetical performance results is that they are generally prepared with the benefit of hindsight. In addition, hypothetical trading does not involve financial risk and no hypothetical trading record can completely account for the impact of financial risk in actual trading. For example, the ability to withstand losses or to adhere to a particular trading program in spite of trading losses are material points which can also adversely affect actual trading results. There are numerous other factors related to the markets in general or to the implementation of any specific trading program which cannot be fully accounted for in the preparation of hypothetical performance results and all of which can adversely affect actual trading results. The risk of trading commodity futures, options, and foreign exchange (“forex”) is substantial. The high degree of leverage associated with commodity futures, options, and forex can work against you as well as for you. The high degree of leverage can result in substantial losses as well as gains. You should carefully consider whether commodity futures, options, and forex are suitable for you in light of your financial condition. If you are unsure, you should seek professional advice. Past performance does not guarantee future success. In some cases, managed accounts are charged substantial commissions and advisory fees. Those accounts subject to these charges may need to make substantial trading profits just to avoid depletion of their assets. Each Commodity Trading Advisor (“CTA”) is required by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) to issue the prospective clients a risk disclosure outlining these fees, conflict of interest, and other associated risks. A hard copy of these risk disclosure documents is immediately available upon request. The full risk of commodity futures, options, and forex trading cannot be addressed in thisrisk disclosure statement. No consideration to invest should be made without thoroughly reading the risk disclosure document. The CFTC has not passed on the merits of participating in any of the preceding programs nor on the adequacy or accuracy of the disclosure documents. Other disclosure statements are required to be provided to you before an account may be opened for you. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. Trading futures and options involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. There are no guarantees of profit no matter who is managing your money. You should carefully consider whether commodity futures are suitable for youin light of your financial condition. An investor must read and understand the manager’s current disclosure statement before investing.

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