Since Monday was taken up by fireworks and cookouts for most of us, we have skipped the newsletter this weekend in favor of a week in review blog post. It was a week of rebounding stocks, as the Nasdaq lead the charge with gains of 6.68%. Bonds were not as lucky, with 30 year bonds dropping 3.15% and ten year notes dropping 2.35% off of 6+ month highs. In currencies, the Euro jumped 2.40%, while the U.S. dollar dropped nearly the same amount. Metals saw gains in copper, which jumped 4.54%, while the energy sector saw some of the lowest numbers in the past three months only to close higher. Corn dropped 5.60% to a 3 month low, while wheat closed down 6.44% at an 11 month low. Here’s how the CTAs we track fared during the turbulence:
|Hoffman Asset Management, INC. Managed Account||
|Clarke Capital Management, Inc. Global Magnum||
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