Athena Global Tactical ETFs

Using behavioral factors to generate alpha and manage risk through flexible market exposure.

Portfolio Details

Investment Type
Separately Managed Account (SMA)
Objective
Seeks to generate long-term growth while protecting capital in bear markets.
Inception
September 2010
Benchmark
MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI) NR
Morningstar Category
Tactical Allocation
Portfolio Managers
C. Thomas Howard, PhD  |  Andrew C. Howard

Annualized Performance

As of October 31, 2017
PeriodPortfolio
 1 Month* 2.6%
 Year to Date* 21.7%
 1 Year 27.7%
 3 Years 10.8%
 5 Years 20.2%
 Since Inception 20.0%
 1 Month and Year to Date returns are not annualized.
†   Performance is net of management fees.

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Ratings & Rankings

As of September 30, 2017
Morningstar Rating™
 Overall  Morningstar 5-Stars
 3 Year  Morningstar 5-Stars
 5 Year  Morningstar 5-Stars
Overall Morningstar Rating™ for Athena Global Tactical ETFs, as of Sep 30, 2017 rated against 250 Tactical Allocation Funds.
Tactical Allocation Ranks
 1 Year  #6 out of 304
 3 Year  #7 out of 250
 5 Year  #2 out of 204

Investment Strategy

global tactical 500The portfolio utilizes patented behavioral market indicators to gauge expected returns and select broad market-exposure ETFs among various equity markets or cash each month. The portfolio invests in US small cap, US large cap or international developed equities. When market indicators are strong, the portfolio may increase exposure up to twice the market with geared ETFs to enhance returns. During weak conditions, the fund can hold up to 100% in cash.

Portfolio Snapshot

Tactical Tilt

Systematically deliver a tactical tilt to your overall portfolio making your allocation more responsive to market conditions.

Market Rotation

Market rotation is driven by our patented research measuring deep macro-level crowd behaviors.

Opportunistic & Defensive

Increases exposure up to 200% in attrative equity markets or moves to 100% cash for defensive purposes.


Growth of Hypothetical $10,000 Investment1

September 1, 2010 - October 31, 2017

1. Growth of Hypothetical $10,000 Investment and all performance figures and statistics are based on composite portfolio performance. Performance is reported net of all trading, custodial, and management fees. Benchmark growth is based on historical index returns over the same period. Assumes reinvestment of dividends and is reported on a pre-tax basis.

Annualized Trailing Performance

As of October 31, 2017
PeriodPortfolioBenchmark
 1 Month* 2.6% 2.1%
 Year to Date* 21.7% 19.7%
 1 Year 27.7% 23.2%
 3 Years 10.8% 7.9%
 5 Years 20.2% 10.8%
 Since Inception 20.0% 10.7%
 1 Month and Year to Date returns are not annualized.
†   Portfolio performance is net of management fees.

Calendar Year Performance

As of October 31, 2017
PeriodPortfolioBenchmark
 2010^ 25.6% 19.1%
 2011 5.4% -7.3%
 2012 15.5% 16.1%
 2013 54.4% 22.8%
 2014 19.9% 4.2%
 2015 0.5% -2.4%
 2016 6.6%  7.9% 
 2017 Year to Date 21.7%  19.7% 
 2010 returns are Sept 1 - Dec 31 and are not annualized.
†   Portfolio performance is net of management fees.

Performance Statistics

September 1, 2010 - October 31, 2017
MetricPortfolio
Benchmark
 Alpha 7.39  0.00 
 Beta 1.13  1.00 
 Standard Deviation 16.8% 12.5%
 R-Squared 0.70  1.00 
 Sharpe Ratio 1.16  0.86 
 Sortino Ratio 1.56  0.87 
 Upside Capture 137%  100% 
 Downside Capture 96%  100% 
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Core Materials

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Introduction to the Athena Global Tactical ETFs managed account strategy. This is a good starting point to discuss the value of including a behavioral tactical component in a client portfolio.
 

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Up-to-date performance and metrics for the strategy.
 

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Composite performance and disclosure presentation updated annually in compliance with GIPS® Standards to distribute with the Fact Sheet.
 

* Indicates material has been reviewed by FINRA.

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Gain the next level of understanding about how the Athena Global Tactical ETFs portfolio works. Explore the research foundation and implementation of tactical behavioral signals.
 

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Investors are showered with stock market predictions addressing the ever-present question of where the market is headed. Many of these forecasts are based on historical price and volume data and use concepts such as...
 

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There are numerous misconceptions and emotions surrounding the use of leveraged ETFs (LETFs). This article provides a simple and clear explanation of how these instruments can be used to...
 

This document is informational in nature only. Nothing herein is intended to imply that an investment in this portfolio may be considered "safe" or "risk free." This investment portfolio may not be suitable for all types of investors. This information is not intended to constitute legal, tax, accounting or investment advice. Prospective clients should consult their own advisors about such matters. No regulatory authority has passed upon or endorsed this summary or the merits of an investment using our strategy.

PAST PERFORMANCE IS NO GUARANTEE OF FUTURE PERFORMANCE.

PORTFOLIO PERFORMANCE  Monthly performance results include all discretionary accounts within the Athena Global Tactical ETFs portfolio including accounts that are no longer active as of the time of the publication of this document. Accounts are included in the composite performance after the day the initial portfolio position trades settle to the present or to the closing of the account. Performance results are asset-weighted composite returns calculated using a daily wealth relative method. Composites are valued daily and cash flows are accounted for on a daily basis. Monthly returns are calculated based on the daily wealth relative series and monthly geometric linking of performance results is used to calculate longer time period returns. Return figures are calculated using posting date accounting. All realized and unrealized capital gains and losses as well as all dividends and interest from investments and cash balances are included. The performance figures presented are net of brokerage commissions and all other expenses, including Athena’s management fee. The investment results shown are not representative of an individually managed account’s rate of return, and differences can occur due to factors such as timing of initial investment, client restrictions, cash movement, etc. Securities and portfolio weights used to implement the portfolio can differ based on account size, custodian, and client guidelines.

PORTFOLIO ALLOCATION GUIDELINES  Information concerning portfolio allocations is representative of the target portfolio guidelines as of the publication date and does not necessarily reflect an actual client account. Actual client account composition may differ as a result of client-imposed investment restrictions, the timing of client investments, current market and economic conditions, and security availability. The investment manager may chose to substantially change asset class and individual security allocations at any time and without notice.

PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT RISKS  An investment utilizing our investment methodology involves risks, including the risk of loss of a substantial portion (or all) of the amount invested. There is no assurance that the investment process outlined in this document will consistently lead to successful results. PAST PERFORMANCE DOES NOT GUARANTEE OR INDICATE FUTURE RESULTS. Risks of investing in the Athena Global Tactical ETFs portfolio include, but are not limited to:  ETF, MF AND CEF RISK  The cost of investing in the portfolio will be higher than the cost of investing directly in Electronically Traded Funds (ETFs), Mutual Funds (MFs) and Closed-End Funds (CEFs) and may be higher than other portfolios that invest directly in stocks and bonds. Each ETF, CEF and MF is subject to specific risks, depending on the nature of the fund.  LEVERAGE RISK  The portfolio may invest in ETFs which employ leverage, options, futures and other derivative instruments in order to amplify stock market movements or invert such movements. When the portfolio is invested in these ETFs, the portfolio will experience much greater volatility than does the underlying equity market.  DERIVATIVES RISK  Futures, options and swaps involve risks different from, or possibly greater than the risks associated with investing directly in securities including leverage risk, tracking risk and counterparty default risk in the case of over the counter derivatives. Option positions may expire worthless exposing the Fund to potentially significant losses.  FOREIGN INVESTMENT RISK  Foreign investing involves risks not typically associated with U.S. investments, including adverse fluctuations in foreign currency values, adverse political, social and economic developments, less liquidity, greater volatility, less developed or less efficient trading markets, political instability and differing auditing and legal standards. Investing in emerging markets imposes risks different from, or greater than, risks of investing in foreign developed countries.

BENCHMARK DISCLOSURE  The benchmark for the Athena Global Tactical ETFs portfolio is comprised of 100% MSCI ACWI . This benchmark was selected to generally represent a similar opportunity set of investments compared with the portfolio. The portfolio does not seek to replicate the composition, performance, or volatility of the benchmark or its constituent indices and can be expected to have investments that differ substantially from the securities included in any index. Accordingly, no representation is made that the performance, volatility, or other characteristics of the portfolio will track the benchmark. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

INDEX DEFINITIONS:  MSCI ALL COUNTRY WORLD NET RETURN INDEX  The Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) All Country World Index (ACWI) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed and emerging markets, including the United States. The MSCI ACWI consists of 45 country indices comprising 24 developed and 21 emerging market country indices.

DATA DISCLOSURE  All of the information included in this document is current as of the date indicated and is subject to change. Certain information has been obtained from various third-party sources believed to be reliable, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy or completeness. This information is not intended to be complete, and material aspects of the descriptions contained herein may change at any time. While the information prepared in this document is believed to be accurate, we make no express warranty as to the completeness nor can we accept responsibility for errors made in good faith.

INVESTMENT MANAGER  Portfolio management is provided by AthenaInvest Advisors LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor. Such registration does not imply that the Securities and Exchange Commission approves or endorses AthenaInvest, its investment strategies, or any of its marketing materials. The portfolio manager may invest all or a portion of this portfolio in pooled investment vehicles such as mutual funds or ETFs which are advised or sub-advised by the manager. In such circumstances, the portfolio manager will be paid a management fee for this portfolio and on the underlying pooled investment vehicle.


Morningstar Ratings™ are based on risk-adjusted performance as of 9/30/2017. The Morningstar Rating™ for a strategy is derived from a weighted-average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating™ metrics. For each strategy with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a strategy’s monthly performance (including the effects of applicable fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of strategies in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star.

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