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CTAs Still in the Red After Strong August Gains

Commodity trading advisors benefited last month from their long exposure to bonds and equities — but the industry’s positive performance failed to reverse this year’s losses.

  • By Steve Taub

Commodity trading advisors saw strong gains in August as they battle to get back into the black.It’s been a very volatile year for the CTA strategy, with several funds continuing to post sizable losses and sharp declines in the first week of September.CTAs, which are computer-driven investment managers that sometimes

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