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UCITS HFS Index starts positively into the year, up 1.09% in January 2015

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Having finished 2014 with a modest performance of 1.62%, the UCITS HFS Index starts positively into the year with gains of 1.09% in January 2015. After the first full week of trading the broad index returned profits of 0.18%. Week two added additional 0.18%, but it was the third week with gains of 0.86% that ensured a positive monthly result. The forth week of the month only caused a small dent as it saw the UCITS HFS Index drop -0.14%. Of all funds tracked 71.03% reported profits in January 2015.

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Taking a look back at 2014: the UCITS HFS Index in numbers

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The UCITS HFS Index recorded a moderately positive 2014, although it did not start into the year too well with a January performance of -0.15%. After it turned positive in February it never turned negative from a year to date perspective again, despite seven down months. The fact that the biggest monthly loss was only -0.29% contributed to this as well as that the highest monthly return (0.82%) occurred right in February. The UCITS HFS Index finishes 2014 with a performance of 1.62% for the year, only -0.24% below its all-time high just reached after the first week in December 2014.

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UCITS HFS Index takes small year end loss, down -0.10% in December 2014

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After having reported gains of 0.81% in November, the UCITS HFS Index has to take a small loss in December 2014 of -0.10%. The broad index started positively into the month with profits of 0.14% in week one. Things changed drastically in the second week with losses of -0.83%. Although the UCITS HFS Index experienced a positive second half of December with gains of 0.33% and 0.23% in the third and forth week respectively, it was not enough to finish the year on an all time high. Of all funds tracked 48.22% reported profits in December 2014. Read More