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The CTA Conundrum

Amidst a period of poor performance by CTAs, speakers at Forex Network Chicago discussed how these firms should be adapting to a period of sustained low volatility. The panellists all agreed that a large part of the reason why CTA returns have been so low since the financial crisis — with the exception of 2014 […]

CTAs End Run of Good Performance in September

CTAs gave back some of August’s gains in September, closing the month down 3.21%, according to data from Societe Generale (SG). The SG CTA Index is still up 8.58% for the year, however. Trend followers were hit the most in September with the SG Trend Index down 5.27%, whilst short-term CTAs limited losses to 1.27%. […]

In the FICC of it

In this week’s podcast Colin Lambert and Galen Stops, respectively the managing editor and editor of Profit & Loss, analyse some of the highlights from the final day of the Forex Network Chicago conference. To start off with they discuss some of the key talking points from the credit panel, asking whether the FX industry […]

Strong CTA Performance Extends Through August

Following a strong July, CTAs reported positive performance again in August, according to data from Societe Generale (SG). The SG CTA Index was up 3.45%, adding to gains of over 10% year-to-date for these firms, which would put them on track for their best year since 2014. Short-term CTAs also made performance gains in August, […]

CTAs Bounce Back in June

Commodity Trading Advisors (CTA) posted a 1.59% return in June, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. This follows a difficult month in May for these funds, when the Barclay CTA Index was down 0.19%. Year-to-date, the index is now up 3.84%. “Recession fears coupled with market anticipation […]

CTA Funds See Gains in April

The Barclay CTA Index reflects a positive month for funds, gaining 0.85% in April 2019. Strong performance in recent months has allowed the Barclay CTA Index to gain 2.28% year-to-date. April also saw gains for nine out of 10 of the BarclayHedge’s CTA indices, bringing all ten into positive territory for 2019. “Four consecutive months […]

Is FX a Dirty Word for Allocators?

Although FX as an asset class still offers potential for returns, asset managers are increasingly reluctant to allocate funds towards trading strategies that are only focused on FX trading, said speakers at the annual Profit & Loss Forex Network New York event. On a panel session looking at allocation trends, the moderator observed that the speakers […]

In the FICC of It

In this week’s podcast P&L’s editor Galen Stops is in ebullient mood as trend followers return to profitability and he is quick to let P&L’s managing editor Colin Lambert – who predicted the death of trend following last year you may recall – know this fact. As well the expected bluster and refusal to change […]

CTAs Continue Positive Performance

Following on from an improvement in February and a strong March, April has been another positive month for CTAs, according to the latest data by Societe Generale (SG) CTA indices. The SG CTA Index was up 2.76% in April, bringing it firmly into positive territory for 2019 year–to–date, to up 4.74%. The strong performance has […]

In the FICC of It

After a week-long absence Profit & Loss‘ managing editor, Colin Lambert, and editor, Galen Stops, are back on the airwaves to discuss some of the most eye-catching items in the news recently. They begin with some reader feedback from stories published last week. Firstly, a story about the attempt by a futures exchange to introduce […]