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Equity Pros Join the Club: The Days of Trading Exclusively in One Asset Class Are History

Traders Magazine, May 2004

Mark Longo

Traders on the buyside and sellside - from market makers to portfolio managers - are in a jam. Terrorism, military conflict and economic uncertainty are responsible for a tough trading environment. Many stocks are at a fraction of their record values of March 2000. So it is no surprise that traders must find ways to dramatically improve returns while simultaneously protecting themselves against adverse market conditions. Out of sheer desperation, many are looking beyond equities to an entirely different asset class derivatives.

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