M&R Capital, LLC

Livestock Trading Program


Monthly Performance (%)

Date Range: 04/14 - 11/18
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec  YTD 
2018 -0.73 -0.69 14.93 -0.55 2.53 1.90 1.28 -0.05 3.56 -0.81 0.01   22.43 
2017 4.22 3.13 0.78 1.04 -10.92 2.63 1.49 -0.56 5.42 4.08 0.29 2.39  13.78 
2016 -12.40 3.82 1.74 -3.99 14.10 -3.43 2.46 -5.85 -3.15 1.10 11.47 0.80  3.89 
2015 28.26 -6.43 4.96 9.06 -5.74 2.53 -1.55 7.37 -10.30 8.25 -13.88 4.60  22.76 
2014 1.53 -0.73 9.59 8.67 17.38 9.13 -3.27 15.20  71.33 
Note: Estimates appear in italics. All performance data is since program inception.

Strategy Description

M&R Capital, LLC (M&R), a registered Commodity Trading Advisor, primarily trades regulated livestock related futures and options. M&R has been registered since January 2015. Trading Ideas and execution are initiated by Scott Shepard, the trading principal. Scott started his career on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange trading floor over 20 years ago. He began as a livestock analyst, ending as a full CME member, floor manager, and senior livestock analyst at the largest private commercial entity in the industry. In 2005, another large commercial livestock interest recruited Scott to direct hedging and risk manangement. Controlling a dynamic portfolio of futures and options. Scott was responsible for all livestock positions for the firm. He gained considerable knowledge using options as a means to mitigate risks. Scott fundamental trader. His experience in the cash markets, on the floor, with meat packers and industry institutions helps to mold his perspective. The unique knowledge base enables Scotts to forecast US and international meat and livestock supply and demand. Scott's fundamental analysis also includes constant monitoring of commodity consumption, global weather, currency trends, political issues, and other market factors. Scott applies all of these elements into his trading in which positiions include long or short futures, options, and spreads. M&R and Scott Shepard are registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commision (CFTC) and are members of the National Futures Association (NFA).

Performance Statistics

Date Range: 04/14 - 11/18
  Program S&P 500 Altegris 40 
Total Return 204.36% 62.41% 11.95% 
Annualized Return 27.49% 10.95% 2.45% 
Annualized Std. Deviation 25.48% 9.93% 8.80% 
Correlation -0.04 -0.03 
Sharpe Ratio (rf=2.5%) 0.98 0.85 -0.01 
Worst Month -13.88% -6.84% -6.10% 
Date of Worst Month 11/2015 10/2018 02/2018 
Worst Drawdown -23.38% -8.35% -12.85% 
Date of Worst Drawdown 8/15 - 1/16 7/15 - 9/15 3/15 - 9/17 
Note: Estimates appear in italics. All performance data is since program inception.

Annual Performance (%)

Date Range: 04/14 - 11/18

Year or YTD Program S&P 500 Altegris 40 
2018 22.43 5.11 -4.69 
2017 13.78 21.84 1.24 
2016 3.89 11.98 -3.13 
2015 22.76 1.41 0.09 
2014 71.33 10.86 18.75 
Note: Estimates appear in italics. All performance data is since program inception.

Performance Comparison

Date Range: 04/14 - 11/18
Date: 11/30/2018
Perf: $1,111.01 Date: 10/31/2018
Perf: $1,124.51 Date: 9/30/2018
Perf: $1,152.98 Date: 8/31/2018
Perf: $1,158.20 Date: 7/31/2018
Perf: $1,129.40 Date: 6/30/2018
Perf: $1,137.93 Date: 5/31/2018
Perf: $1,128.45 Date: 4/30/2018
Perf: $1,143.20 Date: 3/31/2018
Perf: $1,130.98 Date: 2/28/2018
Perf: $1,132.00 Date: 1/31/2018
Perf: $1,205.54 Date: 12/31/2017
Perf: $1,165.68 Date: 11/30/2017
Perf: $1,153.11 Date: 10/31/2017
Perf: $1,151.61 Date: 9/30/2017
Perf: $1,105.30 Date: 8/31/2017
Perf: $1,129.12 Date: 7/31/2017
Perf: $1,110.68 Date: 6/30/2017
Perf: $1,106.37 Date: 5/31/2017
Perf: $1,139.65 Date: 4/30/2017
Perf: $1,137.49 Date: 3/31/2017
Perf: $1,144.35 Date: 2/28/2017
Perf: $1,161.31 Date: 1/31/2017
Perf: $1,136.53 Date: 12/31/2016
Perf: $1,151.38 Date: 11/30/2016
Perf: $1,142.70 Date: 10/31/2016
Perf: $1,155.41 Date: 9/30/2016
Perf: $1,186.01 Date: 8/31/2016
Perf: $1,201.51 Date: 7/31/2016
Perf: $1,234.72 Date: 6/30/2016
Perf: $1,222.25 Date: 5/31/2016
Perf: $1,172.43 Date: 4/30/2016
Perf: $1,193.31 Date: 3/31/2016
Perf: $1,224.03 Date: 2/29/2016
Perf: $1,260.20 Date: 1/31/2016
Perf: $1,229.94 Date: 12/31/2015
Perf: $1,188.58 Date: 11/30/2015
Perf: $1,216.56 Date: 10/31/2015
Perf: $1,176.45 Date: 9/30/2015
Perf: $1,197.28 Date: 8/31/2015
Perf: $1,171.85 Date: 7/31/2015
Perf: $1,192.48 Date: 6/30/2015
Perf: $1,147.61 Date: 5/31/2015
Perf: $1,210.56 Date: 4/30/2015
Perf: $1,219.34 Date: 3/31/2015
Perf: $1,268.29 Date: 2/28/2015
Perf: $1,240.87 Date: 1/31/2015
Perf: $1,242.86 Date: 12/31/2014
Perf: $1,187.52 Date: 11/30/2014
Perf: $1,166.98 Date: 10/31/2014
Perf: $1,101.44 Date: 9/30/2014
Perf: $1,085.49 Date: 8/31/2014
Perf: $1,069.55 Date: 7/31/2014
Perf: $1,026.14 Date: 6/30/2014
Perf: $1,034.42 Date: 5/31/2014
Perf: $1,025.60 Date: 4/30/2014
Perf: $1,000.00 Date: 11/30/2018
Perf: $1,612.22 Date: 10/31/2018
Perf: $1,579.99 Date: 9/30/2018
Perf: $1,695.99 Date: 8/31/2018
Perf: $1,686.38 Date: 7/31/2018
Perf: $1,633.14 Date: 6/30/2018
Perf: $1,574.57 Date: 5/31/2018
Perf: $1,564.86 Date: 4/30/2018
Perf: $1,528.04 Date: 3/31/2018
Perf: $1,522.25 Date: 2/28/2018
Perf: $1,561.93 Date: 1/31/2018
Perf: $1,621.77 Date: 12/31/2017
Perf: $1,533.88 Date: 11/30/2017
Perf: $1,517.04 Date: 10/31/2017
Perf: $1,471.85 Date: 9/30/2017
Perf: $1,438.34 Date: 8/31/2017
Perf: $1,409.31 Date: 7/31/2017
Perf: $1,404.95 Date: 6/30/2017
Perf: $1,376.59 Date: 5/31/2017
Perf: $1,368.11 Date: 4/30/2017
Perf: $1,349.09 Date: 3/31/2017
Perf: $1,335.34 Date: 2/28/2017
Perf: $1,333.74 Date: 1/31/2017
Perf: $1,282.81 Date: 12/31/2016
Perf: $1,258.89 Date: 11/30/2016
Perf: $1,234.45 Date: 10/31/2016
Perf: $1,190.40 Date: 9/30/2016
Perf: $1,212.47 Date: 8/31/2016
Perf: $1,212.23 Date: 7/31/2016
Perf: $1,210.53 Date: 6/30/2016
Perf: $1,167.45 Date: 5/31/2016
Perf: $1,164.43 Date: 4/30/2016
Perf: $1,143.84 Date: 3/31/2016
Perf: $1,139.39 Date: 2/29/2016
Perf: $1,067.05 Date: 1/31/2016
Perf: $1,068.44 Date: 12/31/2015
Perf: $1,124.20 Date: 11/30/2015
Perf: $1,142.24 Date: 10/31/2015
Perf: $1,138.83 Date: 9/30/2015
Perf: $1,050.19 Date: 8/31/2015
Perf: $1,076.79 Date: 7/31/2015
Perf: $1,145.88 Date: 6/30/2015
Perf: $1,122.32 Date: 5/31/2015
Perf: $1,144.52 Date: 4/30/2015
Perf: $1,129.94 Date: 3/31/2015
Perf: $1,119.20 Date: 2/28/2015
Perf: $1,137.17 Date: 1/31/2015
Perf: $1,075.33 Date: 12/31/2014
Perf: $1,108.59 Date: 11/30/2014
Perf: $1,111.37 Date: 10/31/2014
Perf: $1,082.26 Date: 9/30/2014
Perf: $1,056.48 Date: 8/31/2014
Perf: $1,071.48 Date: 7/31/2014
Perf: $1,030.27 Date: 6/30/2014
Perf: $1,044.69 Date: 5/31/2014
Perf: $1,023.50 Date: 4/30/2014
Perf: $1,000.00 Date: 11/30/2018
Perf: $3,043.64 Date: 10/31/2018
Perf: $3,043.33 Date: 9/30/2018
Perf: $3,068.18 Date: 8/31/2018
Perf: $2,962.71 Date: 7/31/2018
Perf: $2,964.19 Date: 6/30/2018
Perf: $2,926.73 Date: 5/31/2018
Perf: $2,872.16 Date: 4/30/2018
Perf: $2,801.29 Date: 3/31/2018
Perf: $2,816.78 Date: 2/28/2018
Perf: $2,450.87 Date: 1/31/2018
Perf: $2,467.89 Date: 12/31/2017
Perf: $2,486.04 Date: 11/30/2017
Perf: $2,428.01 Date: 10/31/2017
Perf: $2,420.99 Date: 9/30/2017
Perf: $2,326.09 Date: 8/31/2017
Perf: $2,206.50 Date: 7/31/2017
Perf: $2,218.92 Date: 6/30/2017
Perf: $2,186.35 Date: 5/31/2017
Perf: $2,130.32 Date: 4/30/2017
Perf: $2,391.47 Date: 3/31/2017
Perf: $2,366.85 Date: 2/28/2017
Perf: $2,348.53 Date: 1/31/2017
Perf: $2,277.25 Date: 12/31/2016
Perf: $2,185.05 Date: 11/30/2016
Perf: $2,167.70 Date: 10/31/2016
Perf: $1,944.65 Date: 9/30/2016
Perf: $1,923.49 Date: 8/31/2016
Perf: $1,986.05 Date: 7/31/2016
Perf: $2,109.46 Date: 6/30/2016
Perf: $2,058.81 Date: 5/31/2016
Perf: $2,131.94 Date: 4/30/2016
Perf: $1,868.48 Date: 3/31/2016
Perf: $1,946.13 Date: 2/29/2016
Perf: $1,912.85 Date: 1/31/2016
Perf: $1,842.47 Date: 12/31/2015
Perf: $2,103.27 Date: 11/30/2015
Perf: $2,010.78 Date: 10/31/2015
Perf: $2,334.85 Date: 9/30/2015
Perf: $2,156.91 Date: 8/31/2015
Perf: $2,404.58 Date: 7/31/2015
Perf: $2,239.53 Date: 6/30/2015
Perf: $2,274.79 Date: 5/31/2015
Perf: $2,218.65 Date: 4/30/2015
Perf: $2,353.76 Date: 3/31/2015
Perf: $2,158.22 Date: 2/28/2015
Perf: $2,056.24 Date: 1/31/2015
Perf: $2,197.54 Date: 12/31/2014
Perf: $1,713.35 Date: 11/30/2014
Perf: $1,487.28 Date: 10/31/2014
Perf: $1,537.56 Date: 9/30/2014
Perf: $1,408.92 Date: 8/31/2014
Perf: $1,200.31 Date: 7/31/2014
Perf: $1,104.54 Date: 6/30/2014
Perf: $1,007.89 Date: 5/31/2014
Perf: $1,015.30 Date: 4/30/2014
Perf: $1,000.00
Note: All performance data is since program inception.

Monthly Returns

Date Range: 04/14 - 11/18
Date: 11/30/2018
Return: 0.01 % Date: 10/31/2018
Return: -0.81 % Date: 9/30/2018
Return: 3.56 % Date: 8/31/2018
Return: -0.05 % Date: 7/31/2018
Return: 1.28 % Date: 6/30/2018
Return: 1.90 % Date: 5/31/2018
Return: 2.53 % Date: 4/30/2018
Return: -0.55 % Date: 3/31/2018
Return: 14.93 % Date: 2/28/2018
Return: -0.69 % Date: 1/31/2018
Return: -0.73 % Date: 12/31/2017
Return: 2.39 % Date: 11/30/2017
Return: 0.29 % Date: 10/31/2017
Return: 4.08 % Date: 9/30/2017
Return: 5.42 % Date: 8/31/2017
Return: -0.56 % Date: 7/31/2017
Return: 1.49 % Date: 6/30/2017
Return: 2.63 % Date: 5/31/2017
Return: -10.92 % Date: 4/30/2017
Return: 1.04 % Date: 3/31/2017
Return: 0.78 % Date: 2/28/2017
Return: 3.13 % Date: 1/31/2017
Return: 4.22 % Date: 12/31/2016
Return: 0.80 % Date: 11/30/2016
Return: 11.47 % Date: 10/31/2016
Return: 1.10 % Date: 9/30/2016
Return: -3.15 % Date: 8/31/2016
Return: -5.85 % Date: 7/31/2016
Return: 2.46 % Date: 6/30/2016
Return: -3.43 % Date: 5/31/2016
Return: 14.10 % Date: 4/30/2016
Return: -3.99 % Date: 3/31/2016
Return: 1.74 % Date: 2/29/2016
Return: 3.82 % Date: 1/31/2016
Return: -12.40 % Date: 12/31/2015
Return: 4.60 % Date: 11/30/2015
Return: -13.88 % Date: 10/31/2015
Return: 8.25 % Date: 9/30/2015
Return: -10.30 % Date: 8/31/2015
Return: 7.37 % Date: 7/31/2015
Return: -1.55 % Date: 6/30/2015
Return: 2.53 % Date: 5/31/2015
Return: -5.74 % Date: 4/30/2015
Return: 9.06 % Date: 3/31/2015
Return: 4.96 % Date: 2/28/2015
Return: -6.43 % Date: 1/31/2015
Return: 28.26 % Date: 12/31/2014
Return: 15.20 % Date: 11/30/2014
Return: -3.27 % Date: 10/31/2014
Return: 9.13 % Date: 9/30/2014
Return: 17.38 % Date: 8/31/2014
Return: 8.67 % Date: 7/31/2014
Return: 9.59 % Date: 6/30/2014
Return: -0.73 % Date: 5/31/2014
Return: 1.53 % Date: 4/30/2014
Return: 0.00 %
Note: All performance data is since program inception.

Distribution of Monthly Returns

Date Range: 04/14 - 11/18
Return: -11.00 %
Count: 1 Return: 11.00 %
Count: 1 Return: 1.00 %
Count: 6 Return: 14.00 %
Count: 1 Return: -4.00 %
Count: 1 Return: 4.00 %
Count: 4 Return: -12.00 %
Count: 1 Return: -14.00 %
Count: 1 Return: 8.00 %
Count: 1 Return: -10.00 %
Count: 1 Return: 7.00 %
Count: 1 Return: -2.00 %
Count: 1 Return: 3.00 %
Count: 4 Return: 5.00 %
Count: 3 Return: -6.00 %
Count: 3 Return: 28.00 %
Count: 1 Return: 15.00 %
Count: 2 Return: -3.00 %
Count: 3 Return: 17.00 %
Count: 1 Return: 9.00 %
Count: 3 Return: 10.00 %
Count: 1 Return: -1.00 %
Count: 6 Return: 2.00 %
Count: 5 Return: 0.00 %
Count: 4
Note: All performance data is since program inception.

Underwater Curve

Date Range: 04/14 - 11/18
Date: 11/30/2018
Drawdown: -0.80 % Date: 10/31/2018
Drawdown: -0.81 % Date: 9/30/2018
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 8/31/2018
Drawdown: -0.05 % Date: 7/31/2018
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 6/30/2018
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 5/31/2018
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 4/30/2018
Drawdown: -0.55 % Date: 3/31/2018
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 2/28/2018
Drawdown: -1.41 % Date: 1/31/2018
Drawdown: -0.73 % Date: 12/31/2017
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 11/30/2017
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 10/31/2017
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 9/30/2017
Drawdown: -3.26 % Date: 8/31/2017
Drawdown: -8.24 % Date: 7/31/2017
Drawdown: -7.72 % Date: 6/30/2017
Drawdown: -9.08 % Date: 5/31/2017
Drawdown: -11.41 % Date: 4/30/2017
Drawdown: -0.55 % Date: 3/31/2017
Drawdown: -1.57 % Date: 2/28/2017
Drawdown: -2.33 % Date: 1/31/2017
Drawdown: -5.30 % Date: 12/31/2016
Drawdown: -9.13 % Date: 11/30/2016
Drawdown: -9.85 % Date: 10/31/2016
Drawdown: -19.13 % Date: 9/30/2016
Drawdown: -20.01 % Date: 8/31/2016
Drawdown: -17.41 % Date: 7/31/2016
Drawdown: -12.27 % Date: 6/30/2016
Drawdown: -14.38 % Date: 5/31/2016
Drawdown: -11.34 % Date: 4/30/2016
Drawdown: -22.29 % Date: 3/31/2016
Drawdown: -19.07 % Date: 2/29/2016
Drawdown: -20.45 % Date: 1/31/2016
Drawdown: -23.38 % Date: 12/31/2015
Drawdown: -12.53 % Date: 11/30/2015
Drawdown: -16.38 % Date: 10/31/2015
Drawdown: -2.90 % Date: 9/30/2015
Drawdown: -10.30 % Date: 8/31/2015
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 7/31/2015
Drawdown: -4.85 % Date: 6/30/2015
Drawdown: -3.36 % Date: 5/31/2015
Drawdown: -5.74 % Date: 4/30/2015
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 3/31/2015
Drawdown: -1.79 % Date: 2/28/2015
Drawdown: -6.43 % Date: 1/31/2015
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 12/31/2014
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 11/30/2014
Drawdown: -3.27 % Date: 10/31/2014
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 9/30/2014
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 8/31/2014
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 7/31/2014
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 6/30/2014
Drawdown: -0.73 % Date: 5/31/2014
Drawdown: 0.00 %
Note: All performance data is since program inception.

Underwater Curve

Manager Information

Manager Name:  M&R Capital, LLC
Address: 90147 Poplar Ave, Cuite 101
City: Germantown
State: TN
Zip: 38138
Country: United States

Key People

Name:  Scott Shepard
Position:  Principal
Biography: 

Scott started his career on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange trading floor over 20 years ago. He began as a livestock analyst, ending as a full CME member, floor manager, and senior livestock analyst at the largest private commercial entity in the industry. In 2005, another large commercial livestock interest recruited Scott to direct hedging and risk management. Controlling a dynamic portfolio of futures and options, Scott was responsible for all livestock positions for the firm. He gained considerable knowledge using options as a means to mitigate risks. Scott is a fundamental trader. His experience in the cash markets, on the floor, with meat packers and industry institutions helps to mold his perspective. This unique knowledge base enables Scott to forecast US and international meat and livestock supply and demand. Scott’s fundamental analysis also includes constant monitoring of commodity consumption, global weather, currency trends, political issues, and other market factors. Scott applies all of these elements into his trading in which positions include long or short futures, options, and spreads. M&R and Scott Shepard are registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and are members of the National Futures Association (NFA).


Additional Information

 Futures Sectors Traded
 Meats Yes 
 Investment Methodology
 Fundamental Analysis Yes 
 Trend Following Yes 
 Discretionary Yes 
 Instruments Traded
 Futures Yes 
 Geographical Focus
 United States Yes 
 Holding Period
 Short Term Yes 
 Investment Terms & Information
 Managed Account Minimum: $100,000 
 Margin / Equity Ratio: 6% 
 Managed Account Availability: Open