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.…

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.…

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.…

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%.…

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