AutumnGold CTA Index Up 0.08% for February 2009

Managed Futures staying positive after 21.42% return in 2008.

Scottsdale, AZ, April 02, 2009 --( The AutumnGold CTA index is up +0.08% for February and up +0.03% 2009 YTD with more than 81% of the traders reporting. This follows a 2007 return of up +13.38% and a 2008 return of up +21.42%.

The AutumnGold Option Writer Equal Weighted Index was +3.83% for February bringing the 2009 YTD number to up +4.41%. This follows a 2008 result of down -22.72%.

While CTAs overall had a good year in 2008, the index options writers as a group have struggled with higher market volatility since the collapse of Lehman Brothers.

The top performing CTA for 2009 thus far is Madgroup Investments’ Aggressive Growth program up 27.23%. This is a discretionary program that uses technical analysis to formulate market opinions. The Madgroup Aggressive Growth program returned 69.39% in 2008.

The AutumnGold CTA Index is comprised of the combined return of the Commodity Trading Advisors listed on; a web-based firm that reports data on alternative investments and provides statistical analysis tools including ranking reports, correlations, and a portfolio builder. AutumnGold was established in 1997. For more information please visit

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