A futures market participant who engages in futures trades on behalf of investment funds or clients. While MMTs are commonly equated with hedge funds, they may include Commodity Pool Operators and other managed accounts as well as hedge funds.
Managed Money and The "herd instinct"
Herd instinct is a mentality characterized by a lack of individual decision-making or thoughtfulness, causing people to think and act in the same way as the majority of those around them.
Managed Money can initiate large quick selloffs
Also known as herding, such investor behavior can often cause large unsubstantiated rallies or selloffs based on seemingly little fundamental evidence to justify either. Herd instinct is the primary cause of bubbles in commodities and finance.
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