World Traveler

INVESTORS WHO FOCUS ONLY ON U.S. COMPANIES ARE OVERLOOKING OPPORTUNITIES IN A LARGE PORTION OF THE UNIVERSE OF STOCKS.

Strategy Description

An examination of the MSCI All-County World Index, an index based on market capitalization, quickly reveals that 55% of the Index’s total value is derived outside of the United States. 

The design of the World Traveler strategy is to identify major themes among the universe of single country fund ETFs and to constantly rotate into the best-performing markets. 

The model may at times allocate to cash and an inverse EAFE ETF to protect investors during protracted global market declines. The Model is rebalanced on a monthly basis and uses the MSCI EAFE Index as its benchmark.

 

Definitions

Sharpe Ratio – the average return earned in excess of the risk-free rate.  A higher Sharpe Ration is better

Risk-Free Rate – represents the interest an investor would expect from an absolutely risk-free investment over a specified period of time.

Sortino Ratio – another measure of risk that takes into account the downside deviation of the asset.  A higher Sortino Ratio is better.

What is Drawdown?

Drawdown is the measure from the highest high to the lowest low or peak to trough during a specific time period.  It is an important measurement of risk.  A larger drawdown requires a more significant increase in the security to recover.

Volatility measures the change in the price of an investment.  The higher the volatility, the higher the difference between the high and the low of an investment’s price.

The 12 Month Rolling ROR is the compound rate of return for the last 12 months.  The rate of return is the gain or loss on an investment over a specified time period, expressed as a percentage of the investment’s cost.

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