Managed futures: Still struggling


October saw the Absolute Return CTA Index enjoying a decent month, finishing at 1.03%, to bring the median YTD return to 1.90%. Trading in metals and energy helped AIS Futures MAAP (3X-6X) return an outstanding 13.82% for the month. Over the same period, AIS Gold Fund posted an excellent 11.89% return, lifting it an impressive YTD of 50.09%. The Hymen Beck Global Portfolio suffered a slight loss of 0.22% but still has a remarkable YTD of 22.35%. Not everyone was enjoying the ride. The JWH platform suffered loses in all of its portfolios, with the worldwide bond program