The flash estimate for the Barclay CTA Index, compiled by BarclayHedge, indicates a 0.21% gain in July. Year-to-date, the index has lost 1.98%.
“Although managed futures were able to register a small gain in July with 57% of the underlying index constituents reporting profits, the dispersion of monthly returns was quite high, ranging from a 41% gain down to a 15% loss,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.
Four of Barclay’s managed futures indices had gains in July, while six had losses. The Cryptocurrency Traders Index was up 5.28%, the Agricultural Traders Index gained 1.04%, and Discretionary Traders Index was up 0.67%.