Hedge Fund Industry Gains 2.42% in August, According to Backstop BarclayHedge

Most hedge fund sectors benefit as a fifth consecutive month of positive equity returns fuels investor confidence

As Wall Street experienced its best August since the 1980s, the hedge fund industry posted its fifth straight positive month returning 2.42% in August, 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 7.19% in August.…

Hedge Fund Industry Gains 2.76% in July, According to Backstop BarclayHedge

Stronger than expected June job numbers, hopes for additional government stimulus and vaccine optimism spur investors, driving all hedge fund sectors to a profitable July

The hedge fund industry turned in a fourth consecutive positive month in July as stock markets’ continued strong performance contributed to a 2.76% return, 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 5.64% in July and closed at an all-time month-end high.…

Barclay CTA Index Loses 0.22% in June, According to Backstop BarclayHedge

As equity and energy markets continue to recover, some longer-term trend traders get caught on the wrong side of the trend.

Rebounding equity and energy markets caught some in the managed futures industry on the wrong foot in June, leading the CTA industry to a 0.22% monthly loss, according to the Barclay CTA Index, compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. Year-to-date CTAs were up 1.04% through the end of June.…

Hedge Fund Industry Gains 2.04% in June, According to Backstop BarclayHedge

As economies reopen, stock markets continue to recover pandemic losses leading almost all hedge fund sectors to a positive month

Hedge funds continued their positive ways in June, riding a continuing stock market recovery and reopening economies to a 2.04% monthly return, 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 1.99% in June.…

Barclay CTA Index Gains 0.04% in May, According to Backstop BarclayHedge

As economies recover, trend reversals in key markets create difficulties in some sectors

As financial markets continued their recovery and economies began to reopen from COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns, managed futures were able to capture a small profit in May, gaining 0.04% according to the Barclay CTA Index, compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. Year-to-date CTAs gained 1.44% through the end of May.…

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