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Newedge-Managed Futures Endure a Tough July

August 13, 2014

ENP Newswire - 13 August 2014

Release date- 12082014 - Newedge, a global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, today announces the July performance data for its CTA performance indices.

All managed futures indices calculated by Newedge reported negative performance in July. Despite this the Newedge CTA Index still remains in positive territory for the year to date with a performance of +0.14% YTD, declining -0.91% during the month of July.

Trend followers had a difficult July, bringing the Newedge Trend Index down to -1.06%, increasing the negative performance of the year to -1.76%.

Performance attribution data from the market-based Newedge Trend Indicator shows that the positive performance achieved during the first part of July was offset by losses at the end of the month.

Bonds continued to provide positive returns, gaining +0.13% and bringing the year-to-date performance to +1.79%. In contrast, the positive trend seen in currencies during the month of June reversed in July with a decline of -2.37%, bringing the sector contribution down to -0.39% YTD.


July Return

YTD Return

Newedge CTA Index



Newedge Trend Index



Newedge Trend Indicator



Newedge Short-Term Traders Index



The Newedge CTA Index, which is equally weighted, calculates the daily rate of return for a pool of the largest 20 CTAs that are willing to provide daily returns and are open to new investment. Both indices are rebalanced and reconstituted annually.

The Newedge Trend Index, which is equally weighted, calculates the daily rate of return for a pool of the largest 10 trend following-based CTAs that are willing to provide daily returns and are open to new investment.

The Newedge Trend Indicator is a market based performance indicator designed to have a high correlation to the returns of trend following strategies.

The Newedge Short-Term Traders Index is designed to track the daily performance of a portfolio of the largest 10 short-term, diversified CTAs that have a holding period shorter than 10 days, are willing to provide daily returns and are open to new investment. Newedge'sAlternative Investment Solutions Group, part of Newedge's Prime Clearing Services, is an innovator in providing investors with benchmarking tools that represent key hedge fund strategy styles.

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Source: ENP Newswire

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