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BarclayHedge: CTA's Up In April

The flash estimate for the Barclay CTA Index, compiled by BarclayHedge, indicates a 0.23% gain in April. Year to date, the Index is down 1.42%. “New US sanctions targeting Russian oligarchs pushed aluminum prices to six-year highs, while crude oil prices rose to their highest level in four years after threats of US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal stoked fears of increasing Mideast instability,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge. The Currency Traders Index gained 0.71% in April, Discretionary Traders were up 0.63%, Diversified Traders added 0.24%, and the Systematic Traders Index rose 0.07%. “In spite of a profitable outcome...