Opalesque Futures Briefing http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing Futures Briefing Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:36:59 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7.1 en hourly 1 Why managed futures aren’t getting the job done http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10641 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10641#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:36:59 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10641 Most advisers got involved in managed futures after stocks performed poorly in 2008. But they walked right into another poor market environment, this time for managed futures themselves. While they don’t make the headlines as much, managed futures as an asset class are in crisis now, reminding many investors of the “generational low” terminology used by the stock folks circa…

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CTAs bounce back to post positive performance in August http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10639 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10639#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:36:43 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10639 Following a tough month for returns in July, all managed futures indices calculated by Newedge reported positive performance in August. The strong month means that all Newedge managed futures indices are also now in positive territory for 2014 year-to-date. Trend following strategies experienced particularly strong gains in August. The Newedge Trend Index rebounded from a -1.06% return in July to…

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Newedge managed futures indices showed positive performance for the month of August http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10637 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10637#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:36:28 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10637 Global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, Newedge, today announced all managed futures indices reported positive performance in August following on from what had been a hard month for returns in July. The strong month means that all Newedge managed futures indices are also now in positive territory for 2014 YTD.
Trend following strategies experienced particularly strong gains in August. The…

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CTA/managed futures gains of 2.73% in August http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10635 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10635#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:36:04 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10635 The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.36% in August, equating to $5.5 billion in performance-based gains. However that figure was still behind the MSCI World Index’s 2.48% gains. Year-to-date the index is up 4.22%, again falling a bit short of the MSCI World Index’s 5.96% returns. Nonetheless, any positive news is likely welcome after July: In that month, hedge…

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Fewer funds, but assets still growing http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10633 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10633#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:35:48 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10633 A review of data from 11 commercial hedge fund databases shows the number of active and reporting hedge funds fell to 7,524 in 2013 from 8,013 in 2012 – a drop of around 6%. Numerous factors can cause declines – the most prevalent being the real-time realisation of terminating funds versus the delay in new fund launches reporting to commercial…

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The Long And Short Of Long/Short Hedge Fund Strategies http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10631 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10631#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:35:34 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10631 One of the lasting effects of the 2008 market crisis may turn out to be the flood of assets into long/short equity strategies, which promise to give the upside of the stock market without the nasty downturns (although they don’t always deliver on that promise). What do we mean by a flood of assets…. Long/Short Equity strategies account for 35%…

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Morningstar Upgrades Analyst Rating for 13 U.S. Funds, Downgrades Two Funds in August http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10629 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10629#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:35:20 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10629 Morningstar, Inc. (MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, today announced Morningstar Analyst Rating changes for several U.S. funds. The Morningstar Analyst Rating for funds represents Morningstar’s conviction in the fund’s ability to outperform on a risk-adjusted basis over the long term.
The five-tiered, qualitative Morningstar Analyst Rating scale has three positive levels, indicating Morningstar Medalists—Gold, Silver, and Bronze—in…

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U.S. CFTC to allow commodity hedge funds to advertise to public http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10626 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10626#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:34:52 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10626 U.S. derivatives regulators are removing a legal hurdle, which will open the door for hedge funds and other private funds to reach new investors through television, the Internet and other media channels. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced the move late on Tuesday [Sept. 9] in a staff “exemptive” letter to the industry.
The CFTC’s decision to permit private funds to…

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Managed Futures Discussion - with Robert Tratt - Alex Ainsley (Video) http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10624 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10624#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:34:38 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10624 Managed Futures Discussion - Market discussion with Robert Tratt - M&P Partners & Alex Ainsley - M&P Partners.……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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Wall Street Journal Column On Commodity Managers Causes A Stir http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10622 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10622#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:34:20 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10622 As the column referenced “commodities hedge funds”, the reader might think that any and all commodities hedging assets under management is done exclusively by commodities hedge funds also known as Commodity Pool Operators or CPOs.
While the CPO world of “who was doing well, who wasn’t doing well, who had closed their doors etc.” was covered, the WSJ column did not…

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