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Hedge Funds Return 1.23% in March, Up 4.93% Year to Date, According to Backstop BarclayHedge

Encouraging Economic Indicators Fuel Equity Markets and Lead to Monthly Gains for Most Hedge Fund Sectors

The hedge fund industry continued its positive run in March returning 1.23% for a fifth consecutive month in the black, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. By comparison the S&P 500 Total Return Index gained 4.38% during the month.…

Hedge Funds Return 2.68% in February, Up 3.76% Year to Date, According to Backstop BarclayHedge

Encouraging Signs of Economic Recovery Boost Investor Confidence as Nearly All Sectors Post Monthly Gains

The hedge fund industry continued its positive run in February, returning 2.68% for the month, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. By comparison, the S&P Total Return Index gained nearly 2.76% in February.…

Hedge Fund Industry Loses 0.11% in October, According to Backstop BarclayHedge

Spiking COVID-19 infection rates, new government lockdowns, stalled U.S. stimulus efforts contribute to a second straight month of hedge fund losses

The hedge fund industry posted a second consecutive monthly loss in October, down 0.11% for the month, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index, compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. Once again, however, the hedge fund industry outperformed the S&P 500 Total Return Index, which was down nearly 2.66% in October.…

Hedge Fund Industry Loses 0.65% in September, According to Backstop BarclayHedge

Rising infection rates, second stimulus uncertainty and contested election concerns bring an end to a five-month run of hedge fund gains

After five straight months in the black, hedge funds posted a negative number in September losing 0.65% for the month, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index, compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. The hedge fund industry outperformed the S&P 500 Total Return Index, which was down 3.80% in September.…

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.…

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.…

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.…

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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