Monday, July 21, 2014

 

Barclay CTA Index Gains 0.63% in June; CTAs Navigate Divergent Trends Across Markets

FAIRFIELD, Iowa, July 21, 2014 — Managed futures gained 0.63% in June according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is now up 0.65% at mid-year.

“The US Federal Reserve and Bank of England announced that interest rates will be rising soon, while the European Central Bank reaffirmed its commitment to low interest rates, creating cross-currents in equity, fixed income, and currency markets,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.

Read the entire Managed Futures Press Release by clicking here.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

 

Barclay Hedge Fund Index Up 1.41% in June; Equity Market Rally Gives a Lift to Hedge Funds

FAIRFIELD, Iowa, July 17, 2014 — Hedge funds gained 1.41% in June, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is now up 3.76% in 2014.

“As investor’s shrugged off a downward revision of first quarter GDP and focused instead on the positive economic news coming out of the US, equity markets rallied to new all-time highs in June,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.

Read the entire Hedge Fund Press Release by clicking here.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

 

Trouble on the Horizon in Brazil: Weather Issues to Affect Center/South Production?

Informa forecasts a fifth consecutive surplus in 2014/15 for the world sugar market. With record ending stock levels projected for both the 2013/14 and 2014/15 marketing years, the fundamental scenario would seem decidedly bearish; however, world sugar output does not appear likely to exceed the record 183 million tons produced in 2012/13. In “Trouble on the Horizon in Brazil: Weather Issues to Affect Center/South Production?” Ben Warolin, Senior Analyst, Tropical Products – Informa Economics, Inc. examines the environmental factors effecting cane sugar production, and how Brazil’s standing as the world’s leading producer and exporter of sugar cane will impact the world sugar market.

Read the full study here.

From the July 2014 issue of Barclay's Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.

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Sentiment and the Effectiveness of Technical Analysis: Evidence from the Hedge Fund Industry

By David M. Smith, State University of New York at Albany; Na Wang, Hofstra University; Ying Wang, State University of New York at Albany; and Edward J. Zychowicz, Hofstra University

In their paper the authors present a unique approach to test whether technical analysis is a more useful investment tool in high sentiment periods than in low sentiment periods. Rather than testing individual technical rules, the authors focus on hedge fund managers and consider their employment of technical analysis in different sentiment periods.

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From the July 2014 issue of Barclay's Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.

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New Fund Launches

To see a complete list of the latest hedge funds, fund of funds and CTAs that have launched recently or will be launching soon click here. Fund Managers who would like to see their new fund listed on Barclay’s website and featured in the next Insider Report can submit new fund launch press releases directly to rmiller@barclayhedge.com. Below is a list of recent fund launches:
From the July 2014 issue of the BarclayHedge Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.

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May 2014 Hedge Fund and CTA Performance

Hedge funds rebounded in May with seventeen of Barclay’s 18 hedge fund indices showing gains. The average return for the 2,819 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported a May return is +1.15%. The estimates for June, along with the number of funds reporting for each of our 18 sectors can be found at the link below. These indices are being continually updated as current returns for the underlying hedge funds are recorded into our system. As of this writing, 17 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing positive returns for June.

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for May as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged +0.82%. June’s estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is -0.04%.

Hedge Fund Indices Managed Futures Indices

From the July 2014 issue of Barclay's Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

 

TrimTabs and BarclayHedge Report Hedge Funds Get $16.9 Billion in May but Underperform S&P 500. January-May Inflow of $72.2 Billion Highest since 2007

New York, NY — July 8, 2014 — BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that the hedge fund industry took in $16.9 billion (0.7% of assets) in May, down slightly from $19.1 billion (0.8% of assets) in April.

“Hedge funds raked in $72.2 billion in the first five months of this year, the strongest January-May inflows since 2007,” said Sol Waksman, president and founder of BarclayHedge.

Read the entire TrimTabs Asset Flows into Hedge Funds Press Release by clicking here.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

 

TrimTabs/BarclayHedge Survey of Hedge Fund Managers - June 2014 Survey

The topical study from the July 2014 issue of The Hedge Fund Flow Report. Gain insight into industry trends and hedge fund asset flows before you make your next important decision.

Hedge fund managers in our monthly survey appear largely unimpressed by the S&P 500’s relentless march to new highs. Respondents were most likely to be neutral on the S&P 500 over the next 30 days, just as we found in May’s survey, though bullish sentiment is at a three-month high and bearish sentiment has dipped.

The majority favoring developed markets strengthened this month, recovering from a 15-month low in May. The proportion expecting oil prices to rise in the next six months hit a 17-month high, while the proportion expecting gold prices to climb rose to a four-month high.

Complete results of the TrimTabs/BarclayHedge Hedge Fund Sentiment Survey for June:. . .

Accredited investors can read the entire article for free. From the July 2014 issue of The Hedge Fund Flow Report.

The Hedge Fund Flow Report combines the accuracy of the BarclayHedge database with the analytical insight of TrimTabs Investment Research. The report is generated by TrimTabs Investment Research using the most current data on thousands of hedge funds. An annual subscription includes 12 monthly updates as well as a spreadsheet containing historical flow aggregates by category. To download a free sample of the entire TrimTabs Hedge Fund Flow Report, simply fill out this short request form.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

 

Barclay CTA Index Gains 0.87% in May; Agricultural Traders Achieve 2.45% Return

FAIRFIELD, Iowa, June 24, 2014 – Managed futures gained 0.87% in May according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is now up 0.21% in 2014.

“An easing of macro concerns coupled with the European Central Bank’s efforts to head off deflation helped fuel rallies in equity and interest rate markets,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.

Read the entire Managed Futures Press Release by clicking here.

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Barclay Hedge Fund Index Adds 1.16% in May; Emerging Markets Benefit from Positive News

FAIRFIELD, Iowa, June 23, 2014 – Hedge funds gained 1.16% in May, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 2.35% after five months.

“An easing of Ukrainian turmoil fears, central bank signals of continuing easy money policies, and renewed M&A activity set the stage for a positive month for most hedge fund strategies,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.


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