Sunday, 21 September 2014
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Nov 11 2008 | 12:37pm ET
While hedge funds continue to suffer through October, managed futures funds are rolling. The latest figures from global brokerage firm Newedge shows that the AlternativeEdge Short-Term Traders Index finished the month of October up 2.37% (up 11.87% year-to-date) and the Newedge CTA Index gaining another 4.97% in October (up 8.97% YTD).
“The managers in the STTI have continued to perform well given the poor performance across most asset classes,” said Brian Walls, who heads Alternative Investments Group at Newedge. “During the three worst days for the S&P 500, the STTI returned 1.61% while the S&P 500 was down 22.75%.”
The AlternativeEdge Short-Term Traders Index tracks the daily performance of a portfolio of short-term, diversified commodity trading advisors who have less than a 10-day average holding period.
The Newedge CTA Index, which is equally weighted, calculates the daily rate of return for a pool of the largest CTAs that are open to new investment.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
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