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.…

Hedge Funds Post 0.88% Return in October, According to Backstop BarclayHedge

Sector gainers far outnumber losers as strong consumer spending and full employment push US stocks to new highs in October

FAIRFIELD, IOWA NOVEMBER 12, 2019 The pace of hedge fund returns picked up a bit in October, with the industry posting a monthly gain of 0.88%, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. By comparison, the S&P Total Return Index was up 2.17% in October.…

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