Barclay CTA Index Gains 0.12% in April, According to Backstop BarclayHedge

Managed futures continue to produce positive results even as the coronavirus pandemic causes massive economic disruptions

As the economic toll of the novel coronavirus mounted, managed futures posted another positive month in April and gained 0.12% according to the Barclay CTA Index, compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. Year-to-date, CTAs gained 1.43% through the end of April.…

Hedge Fund Industry Gains 5.46% in April, According to Backstop BarclayHedge

Financial markets shift focus to stimulus, shake off COVID-19 damage and hedge funds post monthly gains across most sectors

U.S. stocks had their best month in decades in April and hedge funds sailed to a 5.46% return in April, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. By comparison, the S&P 500 Total Return Index was up 12.8% in April.…

Barclay CTA Index Returns 1.94% in March, According to Backstop BarclayHedge

As coronavirus disruptions create unprecedented turmoil, managed futures deliver a profitable first quarter and valuable diversification

With markets in turmoil resulting from the economic impacts of the coronavirus, managed futures made good on its diversification thesis and gained 1.94% in March according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. Year-to-date, CTAs have gained 1.88%.…

Hedge Funds Down 8.03% in March, According to Backstop BarclayHedge

Hedge fund industry turns downward but manages to outperform equity markets as coronavirus shakes markets and economies

The hedge fund industry tracked the fates of other markets and broader economies roiled by the novel coronavirus pandemic in March, posting an 8.03% loss for the month, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. The hedge fund industry fared much better than the S&P Total Return Index which was down 16.2% for the month.…

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