About the Discretionary Traders Index
An equal weighted composite of managed programs whose approach is at least 65% discretionary or judgmental. In 2018 there are discretionary programs included in the index.
To qualify for inclusion in the Barclay Discretionary Traders Index, an advisor must have four years of prior performance history. Additional programs introduced by qualified advisors are not added to the Index until after their second year. These restrictions, which offset the high turnover rates of trading advisors as well as their artificially high short-term performance records, ensure the accuracy and reliability of the Barclay Discretionary Traders Index.