2008 was a wonderful year for CTAs. Almost everyone performed greatly when everyone else is losing their money. Strangely, since 2009, CTAs suffered a long-drawn draw-downs that continues today Aug2018. What happened? What has changed in the market? Why the drawdowns since 2009 with no recovery in sight despite almost a decade has passed? What can aspiring elite traders learn from this long "torture"? Many professional traders will fail with a drought that last for so many years. Not all full-time professional traders have the luxury to prosper with other people's money in the form of management fees despite making losses.