Falling Oil Prices Boost CTAs in November

Many commodity trading advisers and other trend-following funds posted big gains in November and are on track to post their best year since 2008.

The continued decline in oil prices appears to have helped another group besides consumers. CTAs and other computer-driven hedge funds — also known as systematic funds — enjoyed another strong month of performance, putting them on track to enjoy their best year since 2008, thanks in large part to short bets on oil.

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