Trend Following Gains Popularity

Managed futures is the [bad] industry term for trend following. Keeping that in mind consider recent wire news:

“Managed-futures funds represent the most popular category among alternative strategies, according to the latest research from BarclayHedge Ltd. For the three-month period ended June 30, managed futures accounted for $233.4 billion of the total $1.78 trillion invested in all types of hedge fund strategies during the quarter. This marks the first time since BarclayHedge started tracking hedge fund data in 1985 that managed futures surpassed all other alternative strategies in terms of assets under management. Driving this rise in popularity is the fact that other asset classes and strategies are struggling, combined with a new awareness of managed futures as a non-correlated asset class, according to Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.”

Sol Waksman of BarclayHedge was a savior for my book ‘The Complete TurtleTrader.’ After all these years Waksman still had Turtle performance data for the time they worked for Richard Dennis in the mid to late eighties. Thanks again Sol!