Fri, Mar 6, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Barclay CTA Index +1.90% in September (+2.45% YTD), Ag traders up 7.33% YTD

Monday, October 18, 2010
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures gained 1.90% in September according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is now up 2.45% after three quarters in 2010.

“The best September for equities since WW II, a robust rally in commodities, and a deteriorating US Dollar all joined forces to create a profitable trading environment for CTAs,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.

All of Barclay’s eight CTA indices had gains in September. The Barclay Diversified Traders Index gained 3.20%, Agricultural Traders were up 2.94%, Systematic Traders rose 2.29%, and Discretionary Traders gained 2.04%.

“Aided by a weakening US Dollar, prices for crude oil and its refined products, precious and industrial metals, and most grain markets surged during the month, fueling a more than eight percent rise in the Reuters CRB Commodity Index,” says Waksman.

“Seventy-three percent of the CTAs who have reported returns for September recorded a profitable month.”

The Barclay Agricultural Traders Index leads all managed futures strategies in 2010. After three quarters, Agricultural Traders have gained 7.33%. Currency Traders are up 2.89%, and Financial & Metals Traders have gained 2.86%.

The Barclay BTOP50 Index, which monitors performance of the largest traders, rose 1.64% in September, and has gained 4.59% in the first nine months of 2010.

(press release)

Source

kb

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. SkyBridge opens office in Palm Beach County[more]

    Where better for a southern location than South Florida? SkyBridge Capital, which is headquartered in New York, has opened an office in Palm Beach Gardens. Palm Beach Gardens is a "Signature City" in northern Palm Beach County, with a population of around 49,000.

  2. Outlook - Philippe Jordan predicts 'alternative beta' to displace hedge funds, Stan Druckenmiller says Europe, Japan stocks will outpace U.S.[more]

    Philippe Jordan predicts 'alternative beta' to displace hedge funds From Investordaily.com.au: The disappointing performance of hedge funds in recent years is a result of "too much money chasing too little alpha", argues Capital Fund Management. Speaking to InvestorDaily, CFM partner Phi

  3. Investing - As rig count falls, hedge funds pile into long crude futures, Parus tactically shifts long/short exposure ratios, Mario Draghi outflanking Kuroda as bearish euro bets surge, Prime Capital’s 500.com bet derailed after 41% drop[more]

    As rig count falls, hedge funds pile into long crude futures From 247wallst.com: In the week ended February 27, the total number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States came in at 986, compared with 1,019 in the prior week and 1,430 a year ago. Including 281 other rigs mostly drill

  4. Outlook - 5 reasons why 2015 is looking like a breakout year for alternative investments, Hedge fund manager Dan Loeb predicts disappointment for funds seeking energy distress[more]

    5 reasons why 2015 is looking like a breakout year for alternative investments From Forbes.com: …After a strong 2014, the public markets have been off to a choppy start in 2015. This year, savvy investors may be looking for alpha elsewhere. For many institutions and high-net-worth indivi

  5. Event-driven strategies lead hedge fund gains in February while CTA rally shows signs of fatigue[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds ended February on a good note (+0.8%), confirming the positive momentum witnessed since the start of the year, reported Lyxor Asset Management in its Weekly Briefing. As of the end of February, the Lyxor He