Stark CTA Database

Stark & Company CTA Research
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Stark CTA Research
Independent Managed Futures Research

Stark & Company offers a broad array of specialized research products and services specific to alternative investments and managed futures. The firm maintains one of the industry’s oldest and most established Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) databases. Through STAR CTA Database, Stark & Company provides institutional and individual investors with detailed performance information and analysis on more than 900 managed futures programs, foreign exchange programs, and futures funds worldwide.

In addition to the STAR CTA Database, Stark & Company works closely with insitutional clients to assist them with detailed managed futures research including portfolio development, peer group analysis and cluster reports, manager due diligence, and a variety of client mandated analytical research.

The STAR CTA Database allows investors and allocators to access qualitative and quantitative manager data, performance and risk analytics, manager due diligence materials such as detailed trading program descriptions, principal biographies, corporate brochures and disclosure documents as well as printable 2-page profile reports, comprehensive peer group rankings, and industry and sector indices.

The company also publishes monthly a series of CTA and Fund Indices including the STARK 300 Index, an index comprised of the top performing 300 CTAs in the STAR CTA Database based on our proprietary Star Rating System (SRS), as well as two Stark Fund Indices and ten Stark CTA Sector Indices.

The Original Managed Futures Newsletter Stark Trader Analysis Report

Originally published as the Norwood Index Report in January 1988, the Stark Trader Analysis Report is one of the first and longest running newsletters reporting the performance of Commodity Trading Advisors. Today, published exclusivley online and via email, the Stark Trader Analysis Report (STAR) is delivered monthly and reports the performance of the managed futures industry through Stark & Company's twelve proprietary CTA indices. Each report provides:

  • Current month and historical time-window performance for the Stark 300 CTA Index, the Stark Funds Index, and a variety of sub-indices based on trading style category, trading approach, and market sectors.
  • Current month and time-window performance of the CTA industry versus various asset class benchmark indices.
  • Technical analysis including asset versus VAMI charts on the Stark 300 and Fund Indices.
  • Linear regression chart analysis on the various Stark indices.

The Stark Trader Analysis Report is delivered by email to STAR CTA Database subscribers or any registered user of the Stark CTA Indices & Rankings.

 
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