Friday, November 14, 2008


September Commodity Trading Advisor and Hedge Fund Performance

Commodity Trading Advisor performance for September as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged -0.08%. October's estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is +3.90%.

Hedge funds had another down month in September reflected by losses in seventeen of our eighteen indices. The average return for the 2,823 hedge funds (ex. FoFs) that have so far reported a September return is -6.93%. The estimates for October, 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, 16 of 18 hedge fund sectors are showing negative returns for October.

Hedge Fund Indices and Managed Futures Indices

From the November 2008 issue of Barclay's Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.

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