Multi-Factor Ranking System℠ Portfolios

The Multi-Factor Ranking System attempts to maximize the benefits of asset allocation by continually adapting a Portfolio’s level of market risk to the current market conditions. All MFRS Portfolios follow the same investment process, differing only in the underlying positions traded and the degree of risk.

Conservative Global ETF

The Conservative Global ETF Portfolio seeks to capitalize on the most attractive investment opportunities available among a broad list of global fixed income ETFs. Relying on a repeatable process that systematically adjusts the Portfolio’s asset allocation to the current market environment, the strategy looks to improve long-term returns relative to its benchmark by minimizing volatility and reducing losses during market corrections.

Investment Strategy
Using the Multi-Factor Ranking System, the top two ranked fixed income segments are identified and traded on  a monthly basis. Other positions in the Portfolio are chosen by the Investment Committee to provide diversification, and to help guard against reversals in momentum. The Portfolio can also invest completely in cash when appropriate.

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Foundations

The Foundations Portfolio seeks to capitalize on the most attractive investment opportunities available among a defined list equity, fixed income, currency, and gold ETFs. Relying on a repeatable process that systematically adjusts the portfolio’s asset allocation to the current market environment, the strategy looks to improve long-term returns relative to its benchmark by minimizing volatility and reducing losses during market corrections.

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First Trust All Region

The First Trust All-Region Portfolio seeks to capitalize on the most attractive investment opportunities available among a broad list of global equity region ETFs. Relying on a repeatable process that systematically adjusts the portfolio’s asset allocation to the current market environment, the strategy looks to improve long-term returns relative to its benchmark by minimizing volatility and reducing losses during market corrections.

Investment Strategy
Using the Multi-Factor Ranking System, the top two ranked market segments are identified and traded on a monthly basis. Other positions in the Portfolio are chosen by the Investment Committee to provide diversification and to help guard against reversals in momentum. The Portfolio can also invest completely in cash and fixed income when appropriate.

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Global ETF

Objective
The GLOBAL ETF PORTFOLIO seeks to provide capital appreciation, and attempts to outperform the benchmark on both a risk-adjusted and total return basis.

Investment Strategy
Using the Multi-Factor Ranking System, the top two ranked market segments are identified and traded on a monthly basis. Other positions in the Portfolio are chosen by the Investment Committee to provide diversification and to help guard against reversals in momentum. The Portfolio can also invest completely in cash and fixed income when appropriate.

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1.5x Foundations

The Foundations Portfolio seeks to capitalize on the most attractive investment opportunities available among a defined list equity, fixed income, currency, and gold ETFs. Relying on a repeatable process that systematically adjusts the
portfolio’s asset allocation to the current market environment, the strategy looks to improve long-term returns relative to its benchmark by minimizing volatility and reducing losses during market corrections.

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2x Global ETF

The Global ETF Portfolio seeks to capitalize on the most attractive investment opportunities available among a broad list of global equity sectors. Relying on a repeatable process that systematically adjusts the Portfolio’s asset allocation to the current market environment, the strategy looks to improve long-term returns relative to its benchmark by minimizing volatility and reducing losses during market corrections.

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2x First Trust All Region

The First Trust All-Region Portfolio seeks to capitalize on the most attractive investment opportunities available among a broad list of global equity region ETFs. Relying on a repeatable process that systematically adjusts the portfolio’s asset allocation to the current market environment, the strategy looks to improve long-term returns relative to its benchmark by minimizing volatility and reducing losses during market corrections.

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Gross-of-fees returns include the reinvestment of income and are presented before management fees, but after all trading expenses and all expenses charged by the underlying funds and investment vehicles. Net-of-fees returns are based on gross returns and are calculated by deducting the management fee charged both by Fund Architects, LLC., and any introducing advisor if applicable. The total management fee varies by account, and is between 0.0% and 2.0% but will not exceed 2.25%.

Multi-Factor Trading System Portfolios

The Multi-Factor Trading System Portfolios are built around a proprietary algorithm that tracks changes in the moving averages of U.S. large-cap equities. The System’s trading engine will keep the Portfolios fully invested in stocks as long as the algorithm recognizes bull market conditions. During times of market corrections and increased volatility, the engine may move up to 100% of assets to bonds and/or cash.

Tactical Unconstrained Growth

The Tactical Unconstrained Growth Portfolio attempts to participate in the positive trends of the NASDAQ 100 Index by tilting back and forth between equity and fixed income (or cash) depending on the equity market’s direction. Relying on a proprietary algorithm to recognize changes in market, the Portfolio can trade actively between bull, bear, and flat market conditions.

Investment Strategy
The Tactical Unconstrained Growth Portfolio utilizes a proprietary algorithm to recognize changes in U.S. stock market direction and tactically position assets in response. In practice, the Portfolio can reflect any combination between 100% long equities, 100% exposure to bonds, and 100% cash. The system simply tilts back and forth with the equity market’s direction. The Portfolio can trade actively between bull, bear, and flat market conditions.

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Tactical Unconstrained Growth – One

The Tactical Unconstrained Growth Portfolio attempts to participate in the positive trends of the NASDAQ 100 Index by tilting back and forth between equity and fixed income (or cash) depending on the equity market’s direction. Relying on a proprietary algorithm to recognize changes in market, the Portfolio can trade actively between bull, bear, and flat market conditions.

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Tactical Unconstrained Growth – Two

The Tactical Unconstrained Growth Portfolio attempts to participate in the positive trends of the NASDAQ 100 Index by tilting back and forth between equity and fixed income (or cash) depending on the equity market’s direction. Relying on a proprietary algorithm to recognize changes in market, the Portfolio can trade actively between bull, bear, and flat market conditions.

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Gross-of-fees returns include the reinvestment of income and are presented before management fees, but after all trading expenses and all expenses charged by the underlying funds and investment vehicles. Net-of-fees returns are based on gross returns and are calculated by deducting the management fee charged both by Fund Architects, LLC., and any introducing advisor if applicable. The total management fee varies by account, and is between 0.0% and 2.0% but will not exceed 2.25%.

*The beta used in each portfolio’s BetaBarometer is calculated by taking the current portfolio positions as of the date listed. A six month timeframe or lookback period is used for the beta calculation. As the underlying portfolio’s positions change, so too will its beta. Therefore the beta listed my not be accurate and is intended only as an aid. Fund Architects makes no promises as to the performance of our strategies, and the portfolio’s current beta is cannot be used to accurately predict returns. Source: Morningstar Direct and Fund Architects.

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