JWH Continues Up Trend

Jun 18 2007 | 11:26am ET

John W. Henry & Co. was, for the most part, able to sustain its April momentum into May. The firm’s Worldwide Bond program and Financial and Metals Portfolio led the portfolio, gaining 6.71% and 5.93%, respectively, and the majority of its other programs were positive for the month. JWH’s Dollar program suffered the steepest drawdown, dropping 4.38 for the month.

Chief Operating Officer Kenneth Webster pointed to sustained trends in the interest rate sector and falling bond markets in the U.S. and Europe as well as “better-than-expected earnings” and “stronger-than-expected economic growth” as key drivers to the firm’s performance in May.

“Performance was positive for the month as the firm’s systematic trading approach benefited from continued strong directional movements in European debt and global equity markets,” penned Webster, in his monthly investor letter. “While we cannot predict how long these trends will last, we are encouraged to see multiple markets continuing to achieve new highs and lows, providing profit opportunities for our investors.”

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