Stark CTA Database

Stark & Company CTA Research
Managed Futures
   
 
Stark & Company Managed Futures Research
A Pioneering CTA and Managed Futures Research Firm

Stark & Company, originally founded in 1987 as Stark Research Inc., is the oldest investment research firm dedicated exclusively to the managed futures asset class.

The company's analytical database of Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs), called the STAR CTA Database, dates back to the 1970s and today tracks more than 900 active trading program and fund investments. The Stark Fund Index, formerly the Norwood Index created in 1978, tracks the performance of nearly 300 futures funds worldwide and is the oldest continuously published index on managed futures fund investments.

For more than 25 years, Stark & Company has been researching the managed futures industry while compiling and publishing performance and analytical statistics on futures traders and funds in a variety of products, newsletters, and reports. The firm is a data provider to PerTrac, a leading performance analysis software vendor, as well as a variety of futures brokerage firms, introducing brokers, financial advisors, insitutions and private investors.

 
STARK 300 CTA Index Historical Performance
1982
28.07%  
1993
15.10%  
2004
2.93%  
1983
5.62%  
1994
-1.47%  
2005
0.47%  
1984
21.06%  
1995
12.24%  
2006
5.94%  
1985
28.83%  
1996
13.49%  
2007
5.85%  
1986
3.96%  
1997
12.29%  
2008
11.41%  
1987
46.02%  
1998
10.31%  
2009
-4.18%  
1988
10.02%  
1999
-0.20%  
2010
7.92%  
1989
4.13%  
2000
7.36%  
2011
-4.67%  
1990
26.26%  
2001
4.31%  
2012
-3.38%  
1991
13.58%  
2002
16.23%  
2013
4.32%  
1992
1.59%  
2003
10.55%  
   
Managed Futures