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Auspice Canadian Oil Sands Facts 2015

Auspice, 2015

Myths about the Canadian Oil Sands continue to abound. Click here to read some of the facts on our industry, with third-party information and quotations.

Commodity and Inflation

Auspice, 2015

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Why the Canadian Crude Index ETF

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August, 2015

Current Crude Oil prices may offer opportunities for investors with a long-term view. Please click the image to read our article: “Why CCX now versus other Oil ETFs”




The CTA Value Added Index

White Paper - Auspice, Update to June 2015

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Commodity Investing: Alpha, Beta, & Something In Between

Published Benefits And Pension Monitor - Auspice, June 2011 


Videos & Podcasts

Sep 21, 2016

Discussion regarding a long term view on Crude Oil with CIO of Auspice, Tim Pickering.

May 17, 2016

A call for Alberta to create an oil hedging strategy.

May 10, 2016

Tim Pickering, founder, with Auspice Capital joins BNN to give us his outlook on Alberta following the wildfires.

March 17, 2016

Tim Pickering, lead portfolio manager at Auspice Capital to talk about the most recent oil price moves and the broader context of the Alberta government failing to protect itself from the steep commodity price declines.

January 27, 2016

Tim Pickering of Auspice Capital says falling Canadian oil production and the prospect of a weaker U.S. dollar are much bigger deal than Saudi machinations.

January 5, 2016

Tim Pickering talks to CBC about the Canadian Crude Index.

December 8, 2015

Auspice Capital's Tim Pickering joins BNN as part of a special presentation looking at where to hide in the energy sector as oil prices tank.

October 14, 2015

Paul Waldie talks with Auspice Capital's Tim Pickering about the Canadian oil industry

October 13, 2015

Join BNN when we speak to Tim Pickering, lead portfolio manager at Auspice Capital about recent macro events in the oil sector and the benefits of the Canadian energy market.

August 5, 2015

Join BNN when we speak to Tim Pickering, lead portfolio manager at Auspice Capital about the long term bull case for investing in Canadian commodities.

July 2, 2015

The Canadian crude oil market is in backwardation - what this means for WCS with Tim Pickering, Lead Portfolio Manager, Auspice Capital.

Apr 21, 2015 

Auspice Capital says its new Canadian Crude Index "represents a simple, transparent and liquid benchmark for oil that is produced in Canada." Founder and President Tim Pickering tells us about his plan to launch an ETF based on the bellwether.


December 23, 2014

Tim Pickering, President & CIO, Auspice Capital, joins BNN to offer insight on investing in managed futures and a look at Horizons 'best performing Canadian-listed ETF".


Top Traders Interview

December 21, 2014

What is the difference between simply following a trend and capturing it? Why is growth not consistent and gradual and why do we want it to be?

Tim Pickering chats with Niels Kaastrup-Larsen from Top Traders Unplugged. 


Tim Pickering: A Case for the CTA Value Added Index

December 6, 2013

Tim Pickering of Auspice Capital discusses the CTA Value Added Index and makes a case that it is evident, historically, not only in times of financial crisis.  Download on iTunes


Ep. 11: Trend Following - Tim Pickering interviewed by Michael Covel

April 27, 2012

Michael Covel talks to Tim Pickering, founder/president and lead portfolio manager of Auspice Capital. Pickering has over 15 years of commodity and financial trading experience. Prior to forming Auspice, Pickering was Vice President of Options Trading at Shell Trading Gas and Power in the Houston and Calgary offices. 


Tim Pickering Discusses Managed Futures ETF with BNN

December 10, 2010


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