WBI BullBear Trend Switch US 1000

Are you worried about recent market volatility? WBI's Trend Switch Strategies are designed to give moderate investors simple solutions aiming to optimize bull and bear market cycles.

How it works

The Trend Switch 1000 separately managed account strategy incepted in 1992 and is designed to navigate the roller coaster of market gains and losses. The strategy implements a “trend switch” by alternating between a risk on (equities) or risk off (short-term treasuries) approach.

Overall rating as of 9/30/2020. Based on risk-adjusted returns out of 291 funds in the Tactical Allocation Category.

Performance Spotlight

Year-to-date review of strategy performance throughout 2020’s rocky landscape. 

about the strategy

The WBI Bull|Bear Trend Switch US 1000 SMA offers a time-tested approach to combine low-cost indexing and risk management to help clients invest more successfully rather than trying to buy and hold through the market’s roller coaster of gains and losses. It is designed to combine macro-economic factors and technical market trends to produce a “risk on/risk off” or “bull/bear” indication directing the fund to hold equities or take a defensive position.

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Past performance does not guarantee future results.

This is not an offer to buy or sell any security. No security or strategy, including those referred to directly or indirectly, is suitable for all accounts or profitable all of the time and there is always the possibility of loss. You should not assume that any discussion or information provided here serves as a substitute for personalized investment advice from WBI or any other investment professional. If you have questions regarding the applicability of specific issues discussed to your individual situation, please consult with WBI or your chosen professional advisor. This information is compiled from sources believed to be reliable, accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Information contained in this Presentation may constitute “forward-looking statements,” identified by terminology such as “should,” “expect,” or “continue,” or the negatives thereof or other variations thereon. Due to various risks and uncertainties, actual events, results [or the actual performance of the Adviser’s investments] may differ materially from those reflected or contemplated in such forward-looking statements. WBI’s advisory operations, services, and fees are in the Form ADV, available upon request.

Market conditions may call for the strategy to remain in any of the possible exposure allocations for an extended period of time. At times, market conditions and the particular Portfolio Strategy, may call for an allocation of 100% to cash or cash equivalents. If the portfolio strategy invests all or a substantial portion of its assets in cash or cash equivalents for extended periods of time, including when it is investing for temporary defensive purposes, it could reduce the strategy’s potential return as the limited returns of cash or cash equivalents may lag other investment instruments in a strong market.

Net of Fee Performance is net of the maximum WBI investment management fee and includes reinvestment of dividends and other earnings. WBI uses a model fee approach which consists of netting down 100 bps from gross returns on a monthly basis.

Benchmark performance does not include deductions of transaction and custodial charges or investment management fees, which would likely reduce performance results. Because the strategy involves active management of a potentially wide range of assets, no widely recognized benchmark is likely to represent performance of any managed account. WBI managed accounts may own assets and follow investment strategies which cause them to differ materially from the composition and performance of the benchmarks shown. Indices are unmanaged and may not be invested in directly.

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The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life sub-accounts, exchange-traded funds, closed- end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product’s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The Morningstar Rating does not include any adjustment for sales loads. The top 10% of products in each product 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. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. WBI BullBear Trend Switch US 1000 was rated against the following numbers of Tactical Allocation funds over the following time periods: 291 funds in the last three years, 240 funds in the last five years, and 118 funds in the last 10 years.

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