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The Diversified Macro Model (DMM) monitors ongoing changes in economic and financial conditions and automatically shifts its allocations to take advantage of changes in the economy. The model invests across multiple asset classes and will generally favor stocks during economic expansions and bonds during periods of economic uncertainty.
The historical backtested performance of the Diversified Macro Model can be seen in the chart below. For comparison, the performance of SPY (an ETF that tracks the performance of the S&P 500 Index), AGG (an ETF that tracks the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index), and a 60/40 blend of those two funds are included in the chart.
Model performance represents total returns and includes reinvestment of dividends and interest. No management fees or transaction costs are included. Historical performance is not an indication or guarantee of future performance.
The DMM has been able to outperform portfolios comprised of both stocks and bonds because it does not maintain fixed allocations to either asset class. Rather, the model shifts dynamically between asset classes and favors those which stand to benefit from current trends in the economy.
More information about the DMM's historical backtested performance is available in the two charts below. The first chart shows excess return (alpha), which represents the model's ability to deliver returns above its benchmark (the S&P 500 index). The second chart shows annual returns.
These two charts demonstrate the value-add over an indexed portfolio, as well as the model's ability to minimize drawdowns during bad market environments. Additional performance data can be found in the table below.
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Sigma Point Capital Tactical Models use a combination of equity and fixed-income ETFs to achieve their results; therefore, these benchmarks provide a reasonable example of the performance that one would achieve from a buy-and-hold approach using a similar set of securities.
SPY represents the SPDR S&P 500 ETF. It is an exchange-traded fund designed to track the performance of the S&P 500 Index. It does not represent the index itself.
AGG represents the iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF. It is an exchange-traded fund designed to track the performance of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index. It does not represent the index itself. The inception date for AGG is 9-22-2003. As a result, in our analysis and backtested performance, we use price data for VBMFX (the Vanguard Total Bond Market Index) as a proxy for AGG price data for all dates prior to 10-01-2003, at which point we switch to using actual AGG price data.
"60/40 Stocks/Bonds" refers to a hypothetical portfolio that would have kept 60% of its assets invested in SPY - the SPDR S&P 500 ETF and 40% of its assets invested in AGG - the iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF.
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