AGFiQ US Market Neutral Anti-Beta CAD-Hedged ETF

By: AGFiQ • October 7, 2019
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An Effective Hedge Against Equity Market Volatility.

QBTL’s long/short construction – investing long in U.S. equities that have below average beta and shorting those securities that have above average beta – has the potential to increase the return profile during market volatility with a negative correlation to the broad equity market.

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Downside protection
Designed with a negative beta to the market, QBTL has the potential to deliver positive returns during significant market drawdowns
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Reduced volatility
When market sell-offs occur, volatility typically increases – leading to high-beta stocks underperforming low-beta stocks. Conversely, when the market is trending up, volatilitytypically decreases–leading to low-beta stocks to underperform high-beta stocks. Typically speaking, the spread between these two scenarios has the potential to create an attractive asymmetry of returns.
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Strategically manage drawdowns
Timing market drawdowns has historically been difficult. Maintaining a strategic position in QBTL potentially eliminates the need to time market events while maintaining exposure to equity markets.

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Diversification through low to non-correlated return sources
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Reduced volatility and risk
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Downside protection and capital preservation
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Greater risk-adjusted returns
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Hedging against rising interest rates or inflation

AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Beta CAD-Hedged ETF is designed to provide a strategic or tactical hedge for equity portfolios, the fund uses a custom process for portfolio construction.

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investors seeking a strategic or tactical hedge for equity portfolios.

Dow Jones U.S. Thematic Market Neutral Anti-Beta Index (CAD-hedged)


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Beta is a measure of the volatility of a portfolio in comparison to the market as a whole. It indicates the portfolio's sensitivity to swings in the market. A beta of 1 indicates the portfolio's price will move with the market; less than 1 indicates less volatility and greater than 1 indicates more volatility, relative to the market.

This information is intended for advisors to support the assessment of investment suitability for investors. Investors are expected to consult their advisor to determine suitability for their investment objectives and portfolio.

AGFiQ ETFs are ETFs offered and managed by AGF Investments Inc. AGFiQ ETFs are listed and traded on organized Canadian exchanges and may only be bought and sold through licensed dealers. Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investing in AGFiQ ETFs. Please read the relevant prospectus or relevant ETF Facts before investing. Exchange-traded Funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Tax, investment and all other decisions should be made, as appropriate, only with guidance from a qualified professional. There is no guarantee that AGFiQ ETFs will achieve their stated objectives and there is risk involved in investing in the ETFs.

The risks associated with each AGFiQ ETF are detailed in the prospectus. Before investing you should carefully consider each ETF’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other information is in the ETF’s prospectus. Please read the prospectus carefully before you invest. A copy is available on Publication Date: August 21, 2019.

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