CTAs Surge Amid Market Meltdown

Many of these funds are up between 40 percent and 60 percent, and at least one is up by triple digits.

Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

It’s 2008 all over again for CTAs… or is it the 1970s?

Whichever is the case, the computer-driven trend-following set is distinguishing itself as the performance champ of 2022, in what is threatening to become a ferocious bear market for stocks.

But this is what this group of funds, also known as managed futures, is supposed to do.

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