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Commodity hedge funds’ positive performance halted in July, says Newedge

Commodity funds on the whole, as represented by the Newedge Commodity Trading Index, suffered slightly negative performance during the month of July, posting a -0.65 per cent return compared to the 0.63 per cent return in June.

The Newedge Commodity Trading Index remains in positive territory for the year so far, with returns of 2.79 per cent YTD.
 
The Commodity Equity sub-index was hit with losses of 2.31 per cent, bringing the strong performance seen so far this year to a halt. The year-to-date performance continues to be positive (2.27 per cent), but is substantially lower than the 4.85 per cent returns figure seen during the first half of 2014.
 
The Newedge Macro Trading Index exhibited slightly positive performance in July, bringing year-to-date losses to -0.94 per cent. The Macro Discretionary sub-index leads the positive performance of the index, with a return of 0.93 per cent in July. The Quantitative sub-index experienced a slight decline during the month of July (-0.81 per cent), but still stands in positive figures at 2.47 per cent for 2014 to date.
 
The Volatility Trading Index was flat for the month of July, with a decline of -0.07 per cent, bringing YTD performance down slightly to -1.57 per cent.
 
As of 1 July 2014, Malachite Capital Partners has been added as a constituent of the Newedge Volatility Trading Index, which brings the total number of constituents to 11.


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