This website and the accompanying white paper focus on the below list of 11 of the most widely followed CTA indices. Click on any of the index names to view a detailed summary on it: ​

Overview of CTA Indexes

Stark Systematic Trader Index
The Stark Systematic Trader Index is designed to broadly represent the performance of the all CTA
programs in the Stark database whose approach is systematic and that meet the inclusion requirements.
To qualify for inclusion in the index, a program’s approach must be systematic, the program’s CTA must
be registered with the NFA and be willing to report performance to the Stark database on a monthly basis.

The index return for the month is the asset weighted average return of all programs that meet the inclusion
requirements for that month.

As of December 2014, there were 601 constituent programs in the index representing approximately $70
billion in assets.

Daniel B. Stark & Co., Inc. is both the proprietor and is responsible for calculating the Stark Systematic
Trader Index. The index is available without cost online at and they can be
reached at or (619) 702-1230.​

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