CTAs Flounder as Volatility Spikes and Trends Shift

After a stellar 2014, a number of larger CTAs have slipped back into the red, done in by fluctuations in the dollar and euro, and rising rates.


So much for 2014’s big rally.

After a generally big year in 2014, commodity trading advisers (CTAs) and other computer-driven hedge funds are having a tough time navigating this year’s volatility, where shifts in trends and directions of markets are occurring frequently and without warning.

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