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Barclay CTA Index begins 2019 in negative territory

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Managed futures stumbled out of the gate to start 2019, with the Barclay CTA Index, compiled by BarclayHedge, down 0.43% for the month.

All but two of the Barclay Managed Futures indices were in negative territory for January, as CTA funds were generally unable to build on their modest gains of the final two months of 2018.

"After precipitous price declines in December, most CTAs found themselves on the wrong side of the street in January as energy and equity prices unexpectedly rose from the ashes of the previous month and rebounded sharply," says Sol Waksman, president of BarclayHedge.

January's lone bright sp......................

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