NEW YORK, July 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hull Tactical team is proud to announce that it was awarded a 4-star Morningstar Rating in the Long-Short Equity category for its first publicly traded product – Hull Tactical US ETF (HTUS) (as of 6/30/18, rating overall against 189 funds, based on risk-adjusted returns). HTUS was launched on June 25, 2015 and this rating reflects its first three years of performance. Morningstar is an investment research firm widely regarded as an industry leader in providing independent analysis on exchange traded and mutual funds. The Morningstar Rating is based on the performance of a fund in its Morningstar Category and is a measure of a fund's risk-adjusted return, relative to similar funds. Funds receive a rating on a scale from 1 to 5 stars, with the best performers receiving 5 stars.
"We are delighted with this rating and see it as affirmation of the efforts put into building our systematic market-timing strategy. We are excited to continue our quest to identify and incorporate relevant indicators in a way that most benefits our investors," said Blair Hull, Founder and Chairman of Hull Tactical.
About the Hull Tactical US ETF (HTUS) Investment Strategy
HTUS is an actively managed exchange traded fund (ETF) driven by proprietary, quantitative trading models designed to provide consistent long-term capital appreciation from investments in the U.S. stock market, independent of market fluctuations. The strategy was created with the intention of anticipating market moves and, as a result, providing a superior risk-return profile compared to buy and hold over a market cycle. Hull Tactical uses an ensemble of statistical models that attempt to forecast future stock market returns over investment horizons ranging from one day to six months. At this time, about 30% of HTUS stock market exposure is determined by the fundamental six-month model, 25% by the fundamental one-month model and 45% by the short-term technical and sentiment models. These allocations could change in the future based on model performance.
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Exchange Traded Concepts, LLC serves as the investment adviser. HTAA, the investment sub-adviser, and Vident Investment Advisory LLC, the trading sub-adviser, serve as sub-advisers. The Funds are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co. (1 Freedom Valley Drive, Oaks, PA 19456), which is not affiliated with Exchange Traded Concepts, LLC or any of its affiliates.
Carefully consider the Fund's investment objectives, risk factors, charges and expenses before investing. This and additional information can be found in the Fund's prospectus, which may be obtained by visiting www.hulltacticalfunds.com. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.
Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Investments in smaller companies typically exhibit higher volatility. The Fund will invest in (and short) exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The Fund will be subject to the risks associated with such vehicles. The Fund may also invest in leveraged and inverse ETFs. Inverse and leveraged ETFs are designed to achieve their objectives for a single day only. For periods longer than a single day, leveraged or inverse ETFs will lose money when the performance of the underlying index is flat over time, and it is possible that a leveraged or inverse ETF will lose money over time even if the level of the underlying index rises or, in the case of an inverse ETF, falls In addition, shareholders indirectly bear fees and expenses charged by the underlying ETFs, as well as the Fund's direct fees and expenses. The Fund may invest in derivatives, including futures contracts, which are often more volatile than other investments and may magnify the Fund's gains or losses. There is no assurance that the objectives of any strategy will be achieved or will be successful.
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