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Barclay CTA Index down 1.11% in June (-0.87% YTD); trend reversals hit managed futures returns

Thursday, July 18, 2013
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed futures lost 1.11% in June according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is now down 0.87% year to date.

“A slowing of economic growth in China combined with concerns of Fed tapering led to trend reversals in equities, commodities, and interest rates in June,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.

Seven of Barclay’s eight CTA indices had negative returns in June. The Diversified Traders Index lost 1.62%, Systematic Traders gave up 1.22%, and Financial & Metal Traders were down 1.10%.

“Sixty-two percent of the CTAs that have reported a June return are in the loss column for the month,” says Waksman.

The Barclay BTOP50 Index, which measures performance of the largest CTAs, lost 1.53% in June.

The only managed futures strategy with gains in June was the Currency Traders Index which rose 0.22%.

At the end of the first two quarters in 2013, three CTA indices have positive returns, while five are in negative territory for the year. The Barclay Currency Traders Index is up 1.74% after six months, and Financial & Metal Traders have gained 0.13%. The BTOP50 Index has added 0.46% year to date.

The Diversified Traders Index has lost 1.08% through June, Discretionary Traders are down 0.49%, Agricultural Traders have lost 0.32%, and the Systematic Traders Index is down 0.24%.

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