@asder34 thanks for the insight.
I am an investor as well as trader and when I look at my overall portfolio (including long only/ “buy and hold” equities) I can definitely see reasons why I might want to have a degree of control over correlation between my wider portfolio constituents.
Having say long and short only oil trend following would give an investor more flexibility (only of course if there is demand!).
The theory being that if they are generally more passive they just buy both and let me trade. However if they are more active or have other reasons such as hedging/ rebalancing within a wider portfolio they can choose to trade one or the other... the “flight to safety” buying of gold might for example be an attractive hedge for an equity heavy portfolio...
Maybe the investor has a lot of petroleum company equities on a buy and hold basis and wants exposure to a short only trend following Darwin which hedges his long losses in equities..
The investor could of course just buy or sell the commodity, or tap into my approach to trading it...
I recently read books and interviews with institutional portfolio managers and how trend following may provide diversification and this approach was debated/ seen as a good way to hedge