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UCITS HFS Index undecided, performance of 0.00% in September 2016

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After a solid recovery over the last two months, the UCITS HFS Index comes to a halt with a performance of 0.00% in September 2016. The broad index started positively into the month with a performance of 0.10% after the first full week of trading. The second week saw the UCITS HFS Index lose -0.25%, its only weekly loss in September. As the broad index recovered 0.07% and 0.08% in week three and four, respectively, the performance for the month was flat. Of all funds tracked 52.10% reported gains in September 2016.

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UCITS HFS Index continues recovery, up 0.12% in August 2016

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After a solid performance in July, the UCITS HFS Index continues its recovery with gains of 0.12% in August 2016. The broad index started positively into the month with a performance of 0.12% in week one. The second week saw the UCITS HFS Index rise 0.25%, before the momentum shifted in the second half of the month: week three caused a decline of -0.25%, while the last one-and-a-half weeks of trading added a further loss -0.02%. Of all funds tracked 63.09% reported gains in August 2016.

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UCITS HFS Index bounces back, up 0.75% in July 2016

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After a drawdown in June due to the market turmoil that surrounded the Brexit vote, the UCITS HFS Index bounces back reporting gains of 0.75% in July 2016. The broad index started strongly into the month with a positive performance of 0.32% after the first full week of trading. Keeping the pace, week two brought along additional gains of 0.30%. Although the UCITS HFS Index slowed down in the second half of the month, week three and four still saw the index rise 0.11% and 0.03%, respectively. Of all funds tracked 76.23% reported gains in July 2016.

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UCITS HFS Index takes hit amidst Brexit vote, down -0.41% in June 2016

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After three consecutive positive monthly results the UCITS HFS Index experiences a draw-down again, reporting losses of -0.41% in June 2016. The broad index started slowly into the month, posting marginal gains and losses of 0.02% and -0.05% in week one and two respectively. The biggest hit for the UCITS HFS Index surprisingly came not in the week of the Brexit referendum itself, but in the week before (week three) with losses of -0.49%. In the forth week of trading small losses of -0.08% proved that the majority of UCITS hedge funds anticipated potential risks of the Brexit referendum correctly, with the last days of trading in June even adding 0.19% performance in week five. Of all funds tracked 37.20% reported gains in June 2016.
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UCITS HFS Index slowly picks up pace again, up 0.23% in May 2016

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After the UCITS HFS Index broke its negative trend in March it continues its recovery with the third consecutive positive monthly result, reporting gains of 0.23% in May 2016. The broad index started negatively into the month, though, posting a loss of -0.19% in week one. As the UCITS HFS Index recovered only 0.10% in week two and lost another -0.01% in week three, a positive monthly result looked in doubt. It was the last week and a half of May in which the broad index recovered with gains of 0.34%, turning it positive for the first time from a month to date perspective. Of all funds tracked 65.55% reported gains in May 2016.UCITS HFS Index_Chart_2016_05_BLUE Read More

UCITS HFS Index slows down, up 0.12% in April 2016

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After the UCITS HFS Index broke its negative trend in March it continued its recovery with gains of 0.12% in April 2016. The broad index started negatively into the month, though, with losses of -0.10% after the first full week of trading. Things reversed quickly as the UCITS HFS Index experienced its strongest weekly performance in April in week two with a performance of 0.30%. The broad index slowed down in week three again which still brought along additional gains 0.08% before the last week of the month concluded with a drop of -0.16%. Of all funds tracked 54.38% reported gains in April 2016.
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UCITS HFS Index breaks negative trend, up 0.50% in March 2016

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After three down months the UCITS HFS Index broke its negative trend with gains of 0.50% in March 2016. The broad index started positively into the month with first week gains of 0.33%. After the performance came to a halt in week two (0.00%), week three saw the UCITS HFS Index rise another 0.13%. The last week and a half completed the come back with marginal gains of 0.03%. Of all funds tracked 66.76% reported gains in March 2016.
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UCITS HFS Index nearly turns around, down -0.17% in February 2016

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The UCITS HFS Index continues its negative trend with a loss of -0.17% in February 2016, posting the third negative monthly result in a row. The broad index got off on the wrong foot reporting losses of -0.50% and -0.76% after the first and second week of the month respectively. The downward trend came to an abrupt halt as the UCITS HFS Index experienced its best weekly performance this year in week three (0.72%). Although the last days of trading added further gains of 0.37%, the broad index just fell short of turning around the monthly result. Of all funds tracked only 41.45% reported gains in February 2016.
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UCITS HFS Index starts year with a loss, down -1.05% in January 2016

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The UCITS HFS Index starts into the year with a loss of -1.05% in January 2016, posting the second negative monthly result in a row. The broad index got off on the wrong foot posting losses of -0.64 % after the first full week of trading. The downward trend continued as the UCITS HFS Index took losses of -0.51% and -0.12% in week two and three respectively. Although things turned around in week four with gains of 0.22%, it was too little too late to prevent a negative monthly outcome. Of all funds tracked only 28.90% reported gains in January 2016.
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Taking a look back at 2015: the UCITS HFS Index in numbers

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Performance 2015
The UCITS HFS Index recorded a moderately positive 2015, although it started well into the year with a January performance of 1.09%, followed up by gains of 1.01% in February. However, those were the best monthly performances of the year. Albeit the broad index only had four down months – the first one only coming in June (-1.09%) – the loses taken hampered the yearly performance tremendously. The UCITS HFS Index already peaked in May (2.71%) and struggled thereafter, even turning negative at the end of September (-0.05%) for a few days. Although it bounced back, a negative end to the year with a loss of -0.76% in December reduced the yearly performance again. The UCITS HFS Index finishes 2015 with gains of 0.40%.

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