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2nd Quarter, 2002

June 28, 2002

The dull 1st quarter was followed by an interesting one. The results of our initial experiments with short selling were not exactly good and we decided to sit out the slide for the rest of the downtrend. However, since it is our belief that our system can be used on the short side, we kept experimenting short selling on paper and we will resume using in right after the next up-trend tops. On late May a rally attempt failed, dragging down our portfolio about 5%. However, our system kept the losses to a minimum and by the end of the quarter we are outperforming the S&P 500 by 6.54% even after management fees. For the year, our portfolio is doing 6.61% better than the big cap index. While having a negative return is nothing to be proud of, we are satisfied with the relatively low risk we are taking, considering that we use leverage up to the maximum amount allowed, in accordance with the position sizing algorithm of our system.

During this quarter we also made a review of our stop monitoring system used during the last quarter of 2001 and decided to make some adjustments oriented to give our trades more room to jiggle, thereby reducing churning and increasing the possibilities to have larger reward/risk ratios. Another change that was introduced will affect the periodicity of the charging of profit fees. Currently this fee is charged at the end of the quarter. From now on, it will be charged once a year, 2 business days prior to the last business day of the fiscal year-end for the Fund, December 31.

Portfolio Statistics

Final Allocation


Period to Date


GCM Portfolio

S&P 500

Quarter (1) -6.67% -13.67%
Quarter (2) -7.13% -13.67%
Year (1) -6.14% -13.78%
Year (2) -7.17% -13.78%

(1) Before management fees

(2) Net after fees

Charts and data processed with Captools Software and proprietary spreadsheets. Performance net after management fees. Certain fixed expenses and taxes excluded.

Performance Charts

Quarter to Date

Year to Date