Managed Futures: A Strategy That Struggled In 2013

Jan 3 2014 | 3:15pm ET

It's not just that 2013 was a bad year for commodity trading advisers and managed futures strategies: It's that it was the latest in a string of bad years—and people in the space are the first to admit it.

“Overall I would say the environment's been tricky in that, with the quantitative easing and some of the central bank actions globally, it's really kept markets range-bound,” Maxwell Eagye, director of CTA and futures broker Altegris Clearing Solutions, told FINalternatives.

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