A SQUARE (Alternative Alternatives) Fund Databasehttp://www.opalesquesolutions.com/asquareA SQUARE (Alternative Alternatives) Fund Database is the only database dedicated exclusively to "alternative alternatives" investments with fast facts and investment oriented analysis.en-usA SQUARE (Alternative Alternatives) Fund Databasehttp://www.opalesquesolutions.com/asquare/images/osol_masthead.gifhttp://www.opalesquesolutions.com/asquare/24752Copyright (C) 2009 www.opalesquesolutions.comOpalesque Exclusive: 'Alternative Alternatives' investment funds down 0.45% in September, -0.65% YTD http://www.alternative-alternatives.info/commentary/30/investment-funds-down-0-in30.html Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:56:32 +0200Opalesque Exclusive: 'Alternative Alternatives' investment funds flat in July (-0.45% YTD) http://www.alternative-alternatives.info/commentary/29/investment-funds-flat-in-July29.html Thu, 29 Aug 2013 11:07:49 +0200'Alternative Alternatives' investment funds up 0.07% in March (+0.14% in Q1)The Opalesque A SQUARE Index gained 0.07% last month, finishing the first quarter of 2013 up 0.14%. The A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index lost 0.47% in March, but is up 0.36% for the year. Sorted by asset classes, alternative-alternatives funds showed mixed results: - Once again, infrastructure funds were the top performers wi http://www.alternative-alternatives.info/commentary/28/investment-funds-up-0-in28.html Fri, 26 Apr 2013 10:48:47 +0200'Alternative Alternatives' investment funds lost 0.52% in February (+0.48% YTD) The negative result in February was mainly driven by significant losses in the commodity investment sector, which accounts for approximately 45% of the total index weighting: Base & precious metals traders lost 9.83%, followed by all-commodity (-3.46%) and energy (-1.56%) strategies. All oth http://www.alternative-alternatives.info/commentary/27/investment-funds-lost-0-in27.html Tue, 02 Apr 2013 08:51:56 +0200'Alternative Alternatives' investment funds were up 1.39% in JanuaryThe Opalesque A SQUARE Index gained* 1.39% in the first month of 2013. Estimates for December and November were corrected to +0.56% and +0.02%, respectively. The A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index performed slightly worse with a gain of 0.68%. - Infrastructure funds had an exceptionally good month of http://www.alternative-alternatives.info/commentary/26/investment-funds-were-up-126.html Thu, 28 Feb 2013 09:45:53 +0100'Alternative Alternatives' investment funds gained 0.63% in December (+2.92% in 2012)'Alternatives Alternatives' investment funds had a positive month of December, according to an estimation based on 633 single- and multi-manager funds currently listed in 25 categories in the Opalesque Solutions A SQUARE Fund Database (Source). http://www.alternative-alternatives.info/commentary/25/investment-funds-gained-0-in25.html Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:28:27 +0100'Alternative Alternatives' investment funds up 0.42% in November (+2.75% in first eleven months)The Opalesque A SQUARE Index gained 0.42% in November and is up 2.75% in the first eleven months of 2011. Estimates for October and September were corrected to -1.11% and +0.62%, respectively. The A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index lost 0.6% and is down 1.01% through the month of November. - N http://www.alternative-alternatives.info/commentary/24/investment-funds-up-0-in24.html Wed, 02 Jan 2013 10:55:40 +0100'Alternative Alternatives' investment funds lost 1.42% in October (+1.99% YTD)The Opalesque A SQUARE Index lost* 1.42% in October, leading to a year-to-date performance of +1.99%. Estimates for September and August were corrected to +0.61% and +0.88%, respectively. The A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index performed better with a loss of 0.18%, but is down 0.37% for the year 2012 so far. http://www.alternative-alternatives.info/commentary/23/investment-funds-lost-1-in23.html Thu, 29 Nov 2012 10:05:41 +0100'Alternative Alternatives' investment funds gain 0.53% in September (+3.34% YTD)The Opalesque A SQUARE Index rose* 0.53% in September, resulting in a year-to-date performance of 3.34%. Estimates for August and July were corrected to +0.84% and +2.09%, respectively. The A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index lost 0.57%, bringing the year-to-date result to -0.72%. - Base & preciou http://www.alternative-alternatives.info/commentary/22/investment-funds-gain-0-in22.html Mon, 29 Oct 2012 11:57:48 +0100'Alternative Alternatives' investment funds up 0.95% in August (+3.09% YTD)The Opalesque A SQUARE Index gained* 0.95% last month and is up 3.09% in 2012 through August. Estimates for July and June were corrected to +2.27% and -0.51%, respectively. The A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index gained 0.45%, bringing the year-to-date result to -0.75%. - Agriculture strategies again perf http://www.alternative-alternatives.info/commentary/21/investment-funds-up-0-in21.html Mon, 01 Oct 2012 10:22:10 +0200'Alternative Alternatives' investment funds gain 2.18% in July (+2.05% YTD)The Opalesque A SQUARE Index advanced* 2.18% last month and 2.05% so far in 2012. Estimates for June and May were corrected to -0.49% and -1.41%, respectively. The A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index gained 1.27%, but is still down 1.56% in 2012. - Last month's top performers were agriculture (+4.27%) and multi-asset com http://www.alternative-alternatives.info/commentary/20/investment-funds-gain-2-in20.html Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:38:42 +0200'Alternative Alternatives' investment funds down 0.34% in June (+0.11% YTD)The Opalesque A SQUARE Index lost* 0.34% in last month, and is now up 0.11% for the year 2012. Estimates for May and April were corrected to -1.32% and -0.42%, respectively. The A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index lost 0.51%, expanding its year-to-date loss to -0.40%. - Last month's losses were caused http://www.alternative-alternatives.info/commentary/19/investment-funds-down-0-in19.html Mon, 30 Jul 2012 10:47:36 +0200'Alternative Alternatives' investment funds lost 0.9% in May (+0.9% YTD)The Opalesque A SQUARE Index lost* 0.9% in May, reducing its year-to-date performance to +0.9%. Estimates for April and March were corrected to -0.4% and -1.51%. The A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index lost 1.2% and is down 0.16% for the year. May's losses were driven by funds investing in energy http://www.alternative-alternatives.info/commentary/18/investment-funds-lost-0-in18.html Fri, 29 Jun 2012 22:26:51 +0200'Alternative Alternatives' investment funds down 0.41% in April (+1.81% YTD)The Opalesque A SQUARE Index lost* 0.41% in April and is now up 1.81% through the first four months of 2012. Estimates for March and February were corrected to -1.51% and +1.51% respectively. The A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index lost 0.30% last month and is up 1.07% through April. - The negative April result http://www.alternative-alternatives.info/commentary/17/investment-funds-down-0-in17.html Thu, 31 May 2012 10:55:53 +0200'Alternative Alternatives' investment funds lose 1.65% in March (+2.24% YTD)The Opalesque A SQUARE Index lost* 1.65% in March, but are still up 2.24% in Q1. Estimates for February and January were corrected to +1.62% and +2.30% respectively. The A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index gained a marginal 0.03% last month, bringing the Q1 return to +1.65%. The March loss was mainly driven by commodity and energy strate http://www.alternative-alternatives.info/commentary/16/investment-funds-lose-1-in16.html Fri, 27 Apr 2012 11:03:16 +0200'Alternative Alternatives' investment funds up 1.52% in February (+3.76% YTD)The Opalesque A SQUARE Index gained 1.52% in February, bringing the cumulative return for the first two months to 3.76%. Estimates for January and December were corrected to +2.21% and -0.88% respectively. The A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index gained only 0.40% last month, resulting in a year-to date return of 1.57%. http://www.alternative-alternatives.info/commentary/15/investment-funds-up-1-in15.html Wed, 28 Mar 2012 12:07:27 +0200'Alternative Alternatives' investment funds gain 1.58% in first month of 2012The Opalesque A SQUARE Index rose 1.58% in January after a loss of almost 7% in 2011. Estimates for December and November were corrected to -0.74% and -1.04% respectively. The A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index continued its recent positive performance trend and gained 1.31% in January. In 2011, the index lost 4.78%. http://www.alternative-alternatives.info/commentary/14/investment-funds-gain-1-in14.html Tue, 28 Feb 2012 09:05:13 +0100'Alternative Alternatives' investment funds lost 0.93% (est.) in December, -7.14% in 2011 The Opalesque A SQUARE Index lost 0.93% in December, leading to a total 2011 loss of 7.14%. Estimates for November and October were corrected to -1.05% and +0.56% respectively. The A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index finished the year with a positive month (+0.96% in December), resulting in a total 2011 loss of 4.69%. http://www.alternative-alternatives.info/commentary/13/investment-funds-lost-013.html Thu, 02 Feb 2012 10:56:38 +0100'Alternative Alternatives' investment funds lost 0.50% (est.) in November, -5.69% YTD The Opalesque A SQUARE Index lost* 0.5% in November, increasing the year-to-date loss to 5.69%. Estimates for October and September were corrected to +0.62% and -2.87% respectively. The A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index performed slightly better, with a November loss of 0.36%, leading to a total year to date loss of 5.84%. http://www.alternative-alternatives.info/commentary/12/investment-funds-lost-012.html Wed, 28 Dec 2011 10:16:28 +0100'Alternative Alternatives' investment funds up 0.93% (est.) in October, -4.97% YTDThe Opalesque A SQUARE Index gained* 0.93% in October, bringing the total year-to-date loss to 4.97%. Estimates for September and August were corrected to -2.48% and -2.92% respectively. The A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index continued its recent trend of outperforming the A SQUARE Index with an October gain of 1.26%. Year-to-date, the index now stands at -4.36%. http://www.alternative-alternatives.info/commentary/11/investment-funds-up-011.html Mon, 28 Nov 2011 10:38:11 +0100Despite 2.49% loss, 'Alternative Alternatives' investment funds outperformed hedge funds in September and year to date The Opalesque A SQUARE Index had another strong negative month, losing* 2.49% in September. This brings the total year-to-date loss to 5.31%. Estimates for August and July were corrected to -2.36% and +1.01% respectively. With a loss of 1.72%, the A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index performed better in September. Year-to-date, the index now stands at -5.57%. http://www.alternative-alternatives.info/commentary/10/Despite-2-loss-investment-funds10.html Mon, 31 Oct 2011 08:51:17 +0100"Alternative Alternatives" investment funds lose 2.51% in August, -2.97% YTD The Opalesque A SQUARE Index struggled in August, resulting in a loss of *2.51%. Year to date, the index is now down 2.97%. At the same time, estimates for July and June were corrected to +1.06% and -1.96% respectively. The A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index performed worse and lost 2.85% in August, bringing the year-to-date result to -5.04%. http://www.alternative-alternatives.info/commentary/9/investment-funds-lose-2-in9.html Fri, 30 Sep 2011 09:27:27 +0200'Alternative Alternatives' investment funds up 1.15% in July, -0.4% YTD The Opalesque A SQUARE Index had a relatively strong month and gained* 1.15% in July, resulting in a negative year to date performance of -0.4%. The estimate for June 2011 now stands at -1.97% and May performance was locked at -1.83%. The A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index performed good as well with an estimated July appreciation of 0.93%, bringing the year-to-date result to -1.89%. http://www.alternative-alternatives.info/commentary/8/investment-funds-up-1-in8.html Mon, 29 Aug 2011 15:47:30 +0200'Alternative Alternatives' investment funds down 1.63% in June, -1.17% YTD The Opalesque A SQUARE Index had another negative month, losing* 1.63% in June, resulting in a negative year to date performance of -1.17%. The estimate for May 2011 now stands at -1.81% and April performance was locked at +1.86%. The A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index performed worse with an estimated June loss of 1.88%, bringing the year-to-date result to -2%. http://www.alternative-alternatives.info/commentary/7/investment-funds-down-1-in7.html Thu, 28 Jul 2011 20:40:24 +0200'Alternative Alternatives' investment funds lost 1.92% in May, +0.36% YTD The Opalesque A SQUARE Index posted its worst result of 2011, dropping* 1.92% in May. Year-to-date, the index gained 0.36%. The A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index lost 1.56% in May, bringing the year-to-date performance to +0.12%. http://www.alternative-alternatives.info/commentary/6/investment-funds-lost-1-in6.html Tue, 28 Jun 2011 20:25:12 +0200"Alternative Alternatives" investment funds gained 1.92% in April, +2.38% YTD The Opalesque A SQUARE Index posted its strongest month so far this year, gaining* 1.92% in April. Year-to-date, the index now stands at +2.38%. The A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index rose 0.31% in April, bringing the year-to-date performance to +1.16%. http://www.alternative-alternatives.info/commentary/5/investment-funds-gained-1-in5.html Mon, 30 May 2011 10:34:35 +0200"Alternative Alternatives" investment funds lost 0.14% in March, +0.66% YTD The Opalesque A SQUARE Index lost* 0.14% in March after an estimated gain of 0.8% through February, bringing the year-to-date performance to +0.66%. The A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index performed almost flat in March with a loss of 0.08% after gaining an estimated 0.94% through February. Year-to-date, the index gained 0.86%. http://www.alternative-alternatives.info/commentary/4/investment-funds-lost-0-in4.html Tue, 03 May 2011 06:13:07 +0200"Alternative Alternatives" investment funds gained 0.99% in February, +0.80% YTD The Opalesque A SQUARE Index gained* 0.99% in February, outweighing January's loss of 0.19% and bringing the year-to-date performance to +0.80%. The A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index gained an estimated 1.05% in February after a negative January result of -0.61%, adding to a year-to-date gain of 0.44%. Opalesque also announced the final 2010 performance figures: The A SQUARE Index rose 10.94% last year, the A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index rose 4.40%. http://www.alternative-alternatives.info/commentary/3/investment-funds-gained-0-in3.html Thu, 31 Mar 2011 03:25:40 +0200"Alternative Alternatives" investment funds start 2011 slightly negative, returning -0.55% in January after double digit returns in 2010 The Opalesque A SQUARE Index declined an estimated* 0.55% in January, bringing the 12-month performance to +10.39%. The A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index posted an estimated loss of 0.37% in January, leading to a 12-month performance of 4.43%. http://www.alternative-alternatives.info/commentary/2/investment-funds-start-2011-slightly-negative2.html Mon, 21 Feb 2011 13:00:53 +0100New Opalesque A SQUARE Index: "Alternative Alternatives" investments and niche strategies offer lower volatility and market risk than traditional hedge fundsThe Opalesque A SQUARE Index gained 1.5% in December, bringing the 2010 performance to +9.83%. The A SQUARE Funds of Funds Index posted a gain of 0.82% in December, finishing 2010 up 2.15%. The monthly performance of the A SQUARE Index ranged between a gain of 3.12% in September and a loss of 1.97% in May, with 9 positive and 3 negative months. With a single-digit 2010 return, it slightly underperformed its two benchmarks: Hedge funds tracked by the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index returned 10.56% in 2 http://www.alternative-alternatives.info/commentary/1/New-Opalesque-A-SQUARE-Index-investments1.html Mon, 24 Jan 2011 07:10:31 +0100