Performance

May 2022 Performance Report

Industry Benchmark Performance                                                                                             Mostly small losses for both equity and futures funds in May, paralleling the major index ETFs. The notable difference is that futures have accumulated substantial returns for the year, while equity funds are still showing losses. At this point, both interest rates and the U.S. dollar have stalled, but energy and possibly …

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April 2022 Performance Report

Industry Benchmark Performance                                                                                             Hedge funds are doing much better than the index markets, even though they are posting losses. We don’t have information showing which sectors are better or worse, but the multistrategy is faring better than others. Futures are showing that the traditional sectors are easier to find direction. Their returns nearly offset losses …

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February 2022 Performance Report

Industry Benchmark Performance                                                                                             Modest losses in all equity funds and gains in futures, probably due to shorts in equities long U.S. dollar, and long energy futures. There is a lot to be long in commodities. The equity funds are holding about the same as the equity index ETFs so far this year. Kaufman’s New Book, …

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January 2022 Performance Report

Industry Benchmark Performance                                                                                            The fund industry favors less volatility, so this month’s losses are less than the overall market. On the other hand, the futures funds posted small to modest gains, showing that diversification can be a benefit. Kaufman’s New Book, “Learn To Trade: Trade To Win with a Rule-Based Method” Written for both serious …

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December 2021 Performance Report

Industry Benchmark Performance                                                                                             December losses pare profits in most Equity Hedge Funds, leaving them far behind the gains of the passive equity index markets. It is an indication of the difficulty stock-picking in 2021. The multi-strategy funds were much better, showing that diversification was an important factor this past year. Futures were more consistent but …

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November 2021 Performance Report

Industry Benchmark Performance                                                                                             Small losses in most funds in November, but overall returns for the year are positive, with equity long posting the best performance. Futures returns are good, helped by the strengthening of the dollar and the steady rise in energy. Kaufman’s Fast Strike Systems on MetaStock If you are interested in short-term trading, …

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October 2021 Performance Report

Industry Benchmark Performance                                                                                   Another good month for all funds, with Equity Long outperforming, although lagging the 24% returns of the S&P.  Futures trend programs are also putting in good performance. Kaufman’s Fast Strike Systems on MetaStock If you are interested in short-term trading, look at Kaufman’s Fast Strike strategies. Contact MetaStock at 800-882-3040 or go …

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September 2021 Performance Report

Industry Benchmark Performance                                                                                       Erratic prices led to small losses for most equity programs, buy year-to-date is still better than most years. Commodity funds are doing well this year, even though prices seem to have quieted down in most sectors. Kaufman’s Fast Strike Systems on MetaStock If you are interested in short-term trading, look at Kaufman’s …

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August 2021 Performance Report

Industry Benchmark Performance                                                                                        Equity returns continue their unprecedented gains, although funds are posting less than half of the S&P. CTA returns are also showing gains, driven mostly by the interest rate markets. Only four months to go and traditionally good months for the market. Kaufman’s Fast Strike Systems on MetaStock If you are interested in …

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