CTAs Are Losing Money and Investors Are Fleeing

Trend followers and similar funds extended their losses in July, with many down by double-digits.

Illustration by II

Illustration by II

Investors may be losing their patience with CTAs and other trend-following strategies.

Commodity trading advisors, also called managed futures, continued to struggle in July, failing to provide a safe alternative to the increasingly volatile equity markets.

All five indexes tracked by Societe Generale Prime Services suffered losses last month, ranging from less than 1 percent to as much as a 1.63

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