Commodity strategies thrive, CTAs slide again


Commodities-focused funds generally had a good time of it in October, while most managed futures strategies suffered yet another down month.

High-flying oil trader BlueGold Global netted another 6% and is now up 54.32% for the year. Trafigura's Galena Metals Fund added 5.28% and is up by 22.77% YTD - while Galena Special Situations is up by more than 100% for the year after a 4.55% gain.

Lars Steffensen's Ebullio Commodity added 1.63% and is now up by nearly 30% for the year. Peter Brewer's Cumulus Energy notched a 0.28% gain and is now up by nearly 47% YTD.