Monday, 20 October 2014
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Jan 21 2009 | 12:01pm ET
Managed futures funds returned 1.74% in December and 13.12% in 2008, according to Newedge CTA Index. The group’s AlternativeEdge Short-Term Traders Index finished December down 0.42%, bringing the estimated return for 2008 to 11.74%.
“Overall, CTAs performed extremely well in 2008 while using liquid, exchange-traded instruments,” said Brian Walls, chairman of the Newedge Index Committee. The Short Term Trader's index’s top performers were Revolution Capital Management (Mosaic), up 94.04%, R.G. Niederhoffer (Negative Correlation), up 54.58%, and R.G. Niederhoffer (Diversified), up 50.30%.”
The AlternativeEdge Short-Term Traders Index tracks the daily performance of a portfolio of short-term, diversified commodity-trading advisors that have less than a 10-day average holding period.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
Most traders agree that proper risk management is the key to successful trading. However, many traders depend on the deeply flawed measure of standard deviation as a benchmark of risk. Here we put it ...