ETF Description & Information //
The FormulaFolios Hedged Growth ETF seeks to achieve capital growth by investing primarily in domestic equity securities of various market capitalizations, with the ability to hedge using US Treasuries and inverse market positions through other unaffiliated exchange traded funds. The Fund consists of two proprietary investment models and seeks to provide a flexible allocation based on various market environment conditions.
The first investment model identifies trends in the equity markets. If the model indicates that the Fund should be in the market because the market is doing well as measured by a blend of various technical momentum indicators, the model will suggest investments in leveraged and non-leveraged ETFs. However, if the model indicates that the Fund should not be in the market because the market is doing poorly, the model will suggest investments in US treasuries and/or inverse equity index ETFs.
The second investment model uses two sub-strategies of equal weights within the model. The first sub-strategy identifies trends in the equity markets. It suggests investments in a diversified mix of US equity ETFs if the market is doing well and suggests investments in US treasury ETFs if the market is doing poorly. The second sub-strategy analyzes the nine sectors of the S&P 500 to determine the sectors with the greatest momentum and lowest volatility. The Fund then invests in the single sector the model indicates has the highest risk-adjusted returns (lowest volatility and the greatest momentum). If the model indicates that the Fund should not be in the market because the market is doing poorly, the Fund invests in US treasury ETFs.