Tuesday, February 9, 2010

 

December Hedge Fund and CTA Performance

Hedge funds had a positive month in December reflected by gains in sixteen of our eighteen indices. The average return for the 2,640 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported a December return is +1.97%. The estimates for January, along with the number of funds reporting for each of our 18 sectors can be found at the link below. These indices are being continually updated as current returns for the underlying hedge funds are recorded into our system. As of this writing, 11 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing positive returns for January.

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for December as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged -1.50%. January's estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is -1.55%.

Hedge Fund Indices Managed Futures Indices

From the February 2010 issue of Barclay's Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

 

November Hedge and CTA Performance

Hedge funds had a positive month in November reflected by gains in fourteen of our eighteen indices. The average return for the 2,682 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported a November return is +1.33%. The estimates for December, along with the number of funds reporting for each of our 18 sectors can be found at the link below. These indices are being continually updated as current returns for the underlying hedge funds are recorded into our system. As of this writing, 16 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing positive returns for December.

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for November as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged +2.28%. December's estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is -2.34%.

Hedge Fund Indices Managed Futures Indices

From the January 2010 issue of Barclay's Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.

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Friday, January 8, 2010

 

Barclay BTOP FX Index Components Chosen for 2010; 12 Currency Traders to Provide Daily Data

FAIRFIELD, Iowa, January 8, 2010 – BarclayHedge announced today the names of the twelve currency programs that will comprise the Barclay BTOP FX Index for the year 2010.

Launched in January 2005, the BTOP FX is the first daily index of currency traders and has monitored selected trader’s returns on a daily basis for the past five years.

“The BTOP FX Index seeks to replicate the overall composition of the currency sector of the managed futures industry with regard to trading style and overall market exposure,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.


Read the entire Managed Futures Press Release by clicking here.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

 

Has There Been Excessive Speculation in the US Oil Futures Markets?

By Hilary Till, Research Associate, EDHEC-Risk Institute and Principal, Premia Capital Management, LLC

In her paper she examines whether speculative position-taking has been excessive relative to commercial hedging needs in the exchange-traded oil derivatives markets over the past three years.

Download the full article here.

From the December 2009 issue of Barclay's Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.

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October Hedge Fund and CTA Performance

Hedge funds were slightly down in October even though nine of our eighteen hedge fund indices measured gains. The average return for the 2,631 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported an October return is -0.14%. The estimates for November, along with the number of funds reporting for each of our 18 sectors can be found at the link below. These indices are being continually updated as current returns for the underlying hedge funds are recorded into our system. As of this writing, 15 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing positive returns for November.

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for October as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged -0.97%. November's estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is +1.96%.

Hedge Fund Indices Managed Futures Indices

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

 

September Hedge Fund and CTA Performance

Hedge funds had a positive month in September reflected by gains in seventeen of our eighteen indices. The average return for the 2,685 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported a September return is +3.21%. The estimates for October, along with the number of funds reporting for each of our 18 sectors can be found at the link below. These indices are being continually updated as current returns for the underlying hedge funds are recorded into our system. As of this writing, 10 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing negatives returns for October.

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for September as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged +0.97%. October's estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is -1.31%.

Hedge Fund Indices Managed Futures Indices

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

 

August Hedge Fund and CTA Performance

Hedge funds had a positive month in August reflected by gains in sixteen of our eighteen indices. The average return for the 2,639 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported an August return is +1.78%. The estimates for September, along with the number of funds reporting for each of our 18 sectors can be found at the link below. These indices are being continually updated as current returns for the underlying hedge funds are recorded into our system. As of this writing, 16 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing positive returns for September.

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for August as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged +0.43%. September's estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is +1.15%

Hedge Fund Indices Managed Futures Indices

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Friday, September 11, 2009

 

July Hedge Fund and CTA Performance

Hedge funds had a positive month in July reflected by gains in sixteen of our eighteen indices. The average return for the 2,583 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported a July return is +2.81%. The estimates for August, along with the number of funds reporting for each of our 18 sectors can be found at the link below. These indices are being continually updated as current returns for the underlying hedge funds are recorded into our system. As of this writing, 16 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing positive returns for August.

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for July as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged -0.23%. August's estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is +0.21%.

Hedge Fund Indices Managed Futures Indices

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

 

June Hedge Fund and Commodity Trading Advisor Performance

Hedge funds had a positive month in June reflected by gains in fourteen of our eighteen indices. The average return for the 2,612 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported a June return is +0.36. The estimates for July, along with the number of funds reporting for each of our 18 sectors can be found at the link below. These indices are being continually updated as current returns for the underlying hedge funds are recorded into our system. As of this writing, 16 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing positive returns for July.

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for June as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged -0.84%. July's estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is -0.45%.

Hedge Fund Indices Managed Futures Indices

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

 

May Commodity Trading Advisor and Hedge Fund Performance

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for May as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged 2.70%. June's estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is
-1.62%.

Hedge funds had a positive month in May reflected by gains in seventeen of our eighteen indices. The average return for the 2,620 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported a May return is 5.52%. The estimates for June, along with the number of funds reporting for each of our 18 sectors can be found at the link below. These indices are being continually updated as current returns for the underlying hedge funds are recorded into our system. As of this writing, 13 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing positive returns for June.

Hedge Fund Indices Managed Futures Indices

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Friday, June 12, 2009

 

April Commodity Trading Advisor and Hedge Fund Performance

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for April as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged -0.72%. May's estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is 1.34%.

Hedge funds had a positive month in April reflected by gaines in sixteen of our eighteen indices. The average return for the 2,524 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported an April return is 4.21%. The estimates for May, along with the number of funds reporting for each of our 18 sectors can be found at the link below. These indices are being continually updated as current returns for the underlying hedge funds are recorded into our system. As of this writing, 18 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing positive returns for May.

Hedge Fund Indices Managed Futures Indices

From the June 2009 issue of Barclay's Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

 

March Commodity Trading Advisor and Hedge Fund Performance

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for March as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged -1.46%. April's estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is -1.45%.

Hedge funds had a positive month in March reflected by gaines in fifteen of our eighteen indices. The average return for the 2,515 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported a March return is 2.04%. The estimates for April, along with the number of funds reporting for each of our 18 sectors can be found at the link below. These indices are being continually updated as current returns for the underlying hedge funds are recorded into our system. As of this writing, 16 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing positive returns for April.

Hedge Fund Indices Managed Futures Indices

From the May 2009 issue of Barclay's Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

 

February Commodity Trading Advisor and Hedge Fund Performance

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for February as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged -0.20%. March's estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is -2.02%.

Hedge funds had a negative month in February reflected by losses in fourteen of our eighteen indices. The average return for the 2,529 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported a February return is -1.44%. The estimates for March, along with the number of funds reporting for each of our 18 sectors can be found at the link below. These indices are being continually updated as current returns for the underlying hedge funds are recorded into our system. As of this writing, 13 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing positive returns for March.

Hedge Fund Indices Managed Futures Indices

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

 

January Commodity Trading Advisor and Hedge Fund Performance

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for January as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged -0.22%. February's estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is 0.0%.

Hedge funds had a mixed month in January reflected by gains in thirteen of our eighteen indices. The average return for the 2,417 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported a January return is -0.13%. The estimates for February, along with the number of funds reporting for each of our 18 sectors can be found at the link below. These indices are being continually updated as current returns for the underlying hedge funds are recorded into our system. As of this writing, 14 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing negative returns for February.


Hedge Fund Indices Managed Futures Indices


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Monday, February 9, 2009

 

December Commodity Trading Advisor and Hedge Fund Performance

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for December as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged +1.24%. January's estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is -0.10%.

Hedge funds had a positive month in December reflected by gains in fourteen of our eighteen indices. The average return for the 2,443 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported a December return is +0.50%. The estimates for January, along with the number of funds reporting for each of our 18 sectors can be found at the link below. These indices are being continually updated as current returns for the underlying hedge funds are recorded into our system. As of this writing, 14 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing positive returns for January.


Hedge Fund Indices Managed Futures Indices


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Friday, January 9, 2009

 

November Commodity Trading Advisor and Hedge Fund Performance

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for November as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged +1.86%. December's estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is +1.02%.

Hedge funds had another down month in November reflected by losses in sixteen of our eighteen indices. The average return for the 2,494 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported an November return is -2.69%. The estimates for December, along with the number of funds reporting for each of our 18 sectors can be found at the link below. These indices are being continually updated as current returns for the underlying hedge funds are recorded into our system. As of this writing, 16 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing positive returns for December.


Hedge Fund Indices Managed Futures Indices

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

 

October Commodity Trading Advisor and Hedge Fund Performance

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for October as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged +3.62%. November's estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is +1.74%.

Hedge funds had another down month in October reflected by losses in fifteen of our eighteen indices. The average return for the 2,653 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported an October return is -8.07%. The estimates for November, along with the number of funds reporting for each of our 18 sectors can be found at the link below. These indices are being continually updated as current returns for the underlying hedge funds are recorded into our system. As of this writing, 14 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing negative returns for November.

Hedge Fund Indices and Managed Futures Indices


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Friday, November 14, 2008

 

September Commodity Trading Advisor and Hedge Fund Performance

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for September as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged -0.08%. October's estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is +3.90%.

Hedge funds had another down month in September reflected by losses in seventeen of our eighteen indices. The average return for the 2,823 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported a September return is -6.93%. The estimates for October, along with the number of funds reporting for each of our 18 sectors can be found at the link below. These indices are being continually updated as current returns for the underlying hedge funds are recorded into our system. As of this writing, 16 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing negative returns for October.

Hedge Fund Indices and Managed Futures Indices

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

 

August Commodity Trading Advisor and Hedge Fund Performance

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for August as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged +0.12%. September's estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is +0.28%.

Hedge funds had another down month in August reflected by losses in fourteen of our eighteen indices. The average return for the 2,938 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported an August return is -1.25%. The estimates for September, along with the number of funds reporting for each of our 18 sectors can be found at the link below. These indices are being continually updated as current returns for the underlying hedge funds are recorded into our system. As of this writing, 17 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing negative returns for September.

Hedge Fund Indices and Managed Futures Indices

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

 

July Commodity Trading Advisor and Hedge Fund Performance

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for June as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged +1.99%. July’s estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is -1.48%.

Hedge funds had a down month in June reflected by losses in thirteen of our eighteen indexes. The average return for the 2,968 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported a June return is -1.67%. The estimates for July, along with the number of funds reporting for each of our 18 sectors can be found at the link below. These indices are being continually updated as current returns for the underlying hedge funds are recorded into our system. As of this writing, 15 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing negative returns for July.

Hedge Fund Indices and Managed Futures Indices

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Thursday, August 7, 2008

 

June Commodity Trading Advisor and Hedge Fund Performance

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for June as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged +1.99%. July’s estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is -1.48%.

Hedge funds had a down month in June reflected by losses in thirteen of our eighteen indexes. The average return for the 2,968 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported a June return is -1.67%. The estimates for July, along with the number of funds reporting for each of our 18 sectors can be found at the link below. These indices are being continually updated as current returns for the underlying hedge funds are recorded into our system. As of this writing, 15 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing negative returns for July.

Hedge Fund Indices and Managed Futures Indices

From the August 2008 issue of Barclay's Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

 

May Commodity Trading Advisor and Hedge Fund Performance

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for May as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged +0.32%. June’s estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is +2.10%.

Hedge funds had a positive month in May reflected by gains in seventeen of our eighteen indices. The average return for the 3,008 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported a May return is +1.80%. The estimates for June, along with the number of funds reporting for each of our 18 sectors can be found at the link below. These indices are being continually updated as current returns for the underlying hedge funds are recorded into our system. As of this writing, 12 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing negative returns for June.

Hedge Fund Indices and Managed Futures Indices

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Monday, June 9, 2008

 

April Commodity Trading Advisor and Hedge Fund Performance

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for April as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged -0.40%. May’s estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is +1.29%.

Hedge funds had a positive month in April reflected by gains in seventeen of our eighteen indices. The average return for the 3,036 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported an April return is +1.92%. The estimates for May, along with the number of funds reporting for each of our 18 sectors can be found at the link below. These indices are being continually updated as current returns for the underlying hedge funds are recorded into our system. As of this writing, 17 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing positive returns for May.

Hedge Fund Indices and Managed Futures Indices

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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

 

March Commodity Trading Advisor and Hedge Fund Performance

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for December as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged +2.07%. February’s estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is +3.97%.

Hedge funds had a down month in January reflected by losses in fifteen of our eighteen indexes. The average return for the 2978 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported a January return is -3.24%. The estimates for February, along with the number of funds reporting for each of our 18 sectors can be found at the link below. These indices are being continually updated as current returns for the underlying hedge funds are recorded into our system. As of this writing, 16 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing positive returns for February.

Hedge Fund Indices and Managed Futures Indices

From the June 2008 issue of Barclay's Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.

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Monday, March 10, 2008

 

February Commodity Trading Advisor and Hedge Fund Performance

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for December as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged +2.07%. February’s estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is +3.97%.

Hedge funds had a down month in January reflected by losses in fifteen of our eighteen indexes. The average return for the 2978 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported a January return is -3.24%. The estimates for February, along with the number of funds reporting for each of our 18 sectors can be found at the link below. These indices are being continually updated as current returns for the underlying hedge funds are recorded into our system. As of this writing, 16 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing positive returns for February.

Hedge Fund Indices and Managed Futures Indices

From the March 2008 issue of Barclay's Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

 

January Commodity Trading Advisor and Hedge Fund Performance

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for December as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged +2.07%. February’s estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is +3.97%.

Hedge funds had a down month in January reflected by losses in fifteen of our eighteen indexes. The average return for the 2978 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported a January return is -3.24%. The estimates for February, along with the number of funds reporting for each of our 18 sectors can be found at the link below. These indices are being continually updated as current returns for the underlying hedge funds are recorded into our system. As of this writing, 16 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing positive returns for February.

Hedge Fund Indices and Managed Futures Indices

From the February 2008 issue of Barclay's Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.

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Monday, February 4, 2008

 

December Commodity Trading Advisor and Hedge Fund Performance

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for December as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged +1.24%. January’s estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is +0.84%.

Hedge funds had a positive month in December reflected by gains in fourteen of our eighteen indexes. The average return for the 3005 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported a December return is +0.55%. The estimates for January, along with the number of funds reporting for each of our 18 sectors can be found at the link below. These indices are being continually updated as current returns for the underlying hedge funds are recorded into our system. As of this writing, 14 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing negative returns for January.
Hedge Fund Indices and Managed Futures Indices

From the February 2008 issue of Barclay's Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.

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