Trend Followers Still Down for the Year Despite February Gains

Some firms — including Winton, Aspect and BlueCrest — posted strong results in February. But many CTAs and managed-futures funds have kept up their long losing streak.

Most CTAs and trend followers bounced back in February, posting gains for the month. Still, most funds plying these strategies remain down for the year, following a tough January.

The Newedge CTA Index gained 0.61 percent in February, cutting its loss for the year to 1.71

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