Monday, February 23, 2015

 

Barclay CTA Index Gains 3.41% in January; Currency Traders Up 4.11% in First Month of 2015

FAIRFIELD, Iowa, February 23, 2015 — Managed futures traders got off to a fast start in 2015, with a 3.41% gain in January according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge.

“Trends from the prior month stayed on track in January as commodity prices continued to move lower while bonds, equity markets outside the US, and the US dollar all moved higher,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.


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Thursday, February 19, 2015

 

Barclay Hedge Fund Index Up 0.03% in January; Macro Funds Profit from Market Turmoil and Gain 1.91%

FAIRFIELD, Iowa, February 19, 2015 — Hedge funds were up 0.03% overall in January, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge.

“Central banks took center stage in January’s financial turmoil as the Swiss National Bank unexpectedly abandoned its currency peg to the euro and the European Central Bank surprised investors when it announced monthly QE asset purchases that exceeded expectations,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.


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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

 

Despite Transition Toward Herd Growth, Larger Beef Production; Price Pessimism Likely Overdone

Following several years of herd liquidation, induced by escalating feed costs and dismal operating margins, 2015 is expected to be a transition year for the cattle industry — from herd liquidation to growth — followed by increases in beef production. In “Despite Transition Toward Herd Growth, Larger Beef Production; Price Pessimism Likely Overdone,” Mike Sands, Vice President – Informa Economics examines the fundamental underpinnings and beef merchandising challenges contributing to the cattle and beef markets this winter and into the summer months of 2015.

Read the full study here.

From the February 2015 issue of Barclay's Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.

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Duration of Poor Performance, Fund Flows and Risk–Shifting by Hedge Fund Managers

By Ying Li, Asst. Professor of Business, Univ. of Washington Bothell; A. Steven Holland, Professor of Business, Univ. of Washington Bothell; and Hossein B. Kazemi, Professor of Finance, Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst

In their paper, the authors show that time-varying performance– and flow–related conditions influence hedge funds’ risk-shifting behavior. They also demonstrate that hedge fund managers adjust their risk-taking in a way that is consistent with their fund characteristics.

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From the February 2015 issue of Barclay's Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.

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New Fund Launches - February 2015

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 February 2015 issue of the BarclayHedge Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.

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December 2014 Hedge Fund and CTA Performance

Overall, 10 of Barclay’s 18 hedge fund indices were in positive territory in December. However, the average return for the 3,003 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported a December return is -0.41%. The estimates for January, 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, 13 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing positive returns for January.

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for December as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged +0.82%. January’s estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is +4.00%.

Hedge Fund Indices Managed Futures Indices

From the February 2015 issue of Barclay's Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

 

TrimTabs and BarclayHedge Report Hedge Funds Shed $29.1 Billion in December, Largest Outflow in 5½ Years. Inflows in 2014 Little Changed from 2013

Sausalito, CA — February 10, 2015 — BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that the hedge fund industry redeemed $29.1 billion (1.2% of assets) in December, its largest outflow since April 2009.

“Hedge funds shed $12.5 billion in the second half of 2014, a sharp turnabout from the inflow of $87.5 billion in the first half,” said Sol Waksman, president and founder of BarclayHedge. “The industry’s inflow of $75.3 billion for the whole year was little changed from last year’s inflow of $76.4 billion."


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Thursday, February 5, 2015

 

TrimTabs/BarclayHedge Survey of Hedge Fund Managers - January 2015 Survey

The topical study from the February 2015 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’ bullishness on U.S. stocks hit a 15-month high in January, the fourth consecutive monthly increase in our survey. Bearish sentiment declined from December’s survey.

Most of the hedge fund managers we surveyed see better days ahead in the petroleum markets, as barely more than one-fifth expect lower WTI crude prices in six months. Managers are more bullish on gold, with 53.8% expecting prices to rise in six months, an 11-month high. Bullishness on the U.S. dollar is the highest in the four-year history of the survey.

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

Accredited investors can read the entire article for free. From the February 2015 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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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

 

Barclay CTA Index Gains 7.71% in 2014; Largest Traders Return 12.31% for the Year

FAIRFIELD, Iowa, January 21, 2015 — The Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge gained 7.71% in 2014. The Barclay BTOP50 Index, which measures performance of the largest CTAs, was up 12.31% in 2014.

“The BTOP50 had a strong finish, ending the year with five consecutive profitable months and putting in its best performance since the financial meltdown in 2008 when it gained 13.58 percent,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

 

Barclay Hedge Fund Index Down 0.18% in December; Hedge Funds Gain 3.16% in 2014

FAIRFIELD, Iowa, January 20, 2015 — Hedge funds lost 0.18% in December, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge The Index was up 3.16% in 2014.

“Renewed concerns of a Greek exit from the European Union, plummeting oil prices, and swooning Russian financial markets took a toll on global equity and commodity markets as risk assets staged a broad decline,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.


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