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  • CTAs have benefited from the strengthening of the dollar and a spike in commodities. 
  • These hedge funds are up 21.7% so far this year, outperforming other strategies.
  • Three CTA managers shared what strategies they are looking to build out in the near future. 

Trend-following hedge funds are using this year’s success to create and push out more strategies and products. 

CTAs, or commodity trading advisors, have seen a surge in performance this year, thanks to trends like the strengthening of the dollar and a spike in commodity prices.

These hedge funds typically use computer-based models to make trades on futures contracts based on other market patterns. They go long markets going up and short markets that are going down, but they differ in the asset classes or timelines they might invest in or how much leverage they use.

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