Mutual Funds Adopt ETFs to Create Tactical Investment Strategies

For example, SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY) has more than 1,200 open-end mutual funds as shareholders, according to Morningstar data. SPY, which has $183.5 billion in assets under management and an average daily volume of 126.7 million shares, has been a go-to ETF investment for large institutional-sized investors as a liquid vehicle to go in and out of the equities.

ETFs are also favorite picks of asset-allocation funds. For instance, the Rx MAR Tactical Moderate Growth Fund’s only includes ETFs, with a 30.5% iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: TLT), 14.8% SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (NYSEArca: MDY) and 14.7% iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: IJR), among others.

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“By combining traditional risk-adjusted and tactical risk-managed strategies in a series of sub-advised mutual funds, financial advisors can build portfolios that have the potential to remain diversified as markets move,” according to RiskX Investments.

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CORRECTION: Updated mutual fund names.