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The Derivative

110 EpisodesProduced by RCM AlternativesWebsite

Welcome to The Derivative by RCM Alternatives, where we dive into what makes alternative investments go, analyze the strategies of unique hedge fund managers, and chat with interesting guests from across the investment world. Hosted by RCM Managing Partner, Jeff Malec, join us to take a ride through… read more


Bull Markets, Behavioral Biases, and Blogs with Baird’s Michael Antonelli

If men are from Mars and women from Venus, it often feels like stock/bond investors are from Earth and us Alternative Investment folks are from Vulcan.  We’re digging in with the Bull and Baird blog’s author and Baird market analyst Michael Antonelli to hear how the earthlings (aka wealth management clients) actually think about investments, direct from the guy who is serving up what a whole bunch of them read week in and week out. How is he explaining this crazy investment world to them? In this episode we’re talking about appetite for alts investments, fee-based advisors, institutional equity trading, Culver’s custard, Patagonia vests, Star Wars fan-boying, the world breaking, portfolio diversification, wealth management, Robinhood & FANG driving gamma, what the rest of 2020 looks like, Wisconsin badgers,  Baird in retail trading, “golden age” of options trading, gamifying retail trading, if bonds are a flight to safety, investor patterns, election volatility, pelotons, Milwaukee’s best brewery, & starting a blog & popular Twitter handle.


00:00-1:41 = Intro

01:42-10:30 = Background, Blog & Baird

10:31-25:09 = Investments & the World Today

25:10-36:48 = Passive vs Active

36:49-49:48 = Fee Based Models & Talking Retail Traders of Robinhood

49:49-01:01:29 = The Rest of 2020, the Election & Moving into 2021

01:01:30-01:10:40 = Favorites

Follow along with Michael on Twitter and LinkedIn, and subscribe to his blog Bull & Baird.

& of course we said we’d provide Joe Biden’s ice cream/custard clip here.

And last but not least, don't forget to subscribe to The Derivative, and follow us on Twitter, or LinkedIn, and Facebook, and sign-up for our blog digest.

Disclaimer: This podcast is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal, business, or tax advice. All opinions expressed by podcast participants are solely their own opinions and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of RCM Alternatives, their affiliates, or companies featured. Due to industry regulations, participants on this podcast are instructed not to make specific trade recommendations, nor reference past or potential profits. And listeners are reminded that managed futures, commodity trading, and other alternative investments are complex and carry a risk of substantial losses. As such, they are not suitable for all investors. For more information, visit

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