“We may see better conditions for U.S. exporters come out of these frank trade discussions. But no matter what, global trade will continue to march forward. Companies that do a great job selling their goods and services overseas, and in particular those with a proven history of free cash flow growth, can be a great choice for investors,” Joe Thomson, Founder and President of Pacer Financial, added.
Pacer Partners With CFRA
Additionally, Pacer partnered up with CFRA and Sam Stovall, its chief investment strategist for U.S. equities, to launch the Pacer CFRA-Stovall Equal Weight Seasonal Rotation ETF, which tries to reflect the performance of an index that alternates exposure semi-annually to certain sectors in the S&P 500 Equal Weight Index. The approach was influenced by the investing adage “Sell in May and Go Away,” where the fund rotates into sectors that have historically fared well during certain times of the year.
“CFRA and Sam have offered tremendous analysis on both the stock market and the economy for a very long time. Sam’s 20-plus years of experience as Chief Equity Strategist at S&P and strategic approach to investing have us extremely excited about this partnership. Their analysis supports our belief in giving investors a common-sense approach with a risk management component that may help grow their nest eggs and preserve them in case of a downturn,” O’Hara said.
From November through April, SZNE will track an equal weight exposure to companies in the consumer discretionary, industrials, information technology and material sectors. On the other hand, from May through October during the perceived down months, the ETF will be exposed to companies in the defensive sectors of consumer staples and health care.
“CFRA is pleased to partner with Pacer to provide equity strategies that leverage the stock market’s tendency to exhibit alternating seasonal strength and weakness. Our research shows that historically the S&P 500’s average price change has been substantially higher during the six months from November 1 through April 30 than it has been during the six months from May 1 through October 31, but we believe you should rotate based on seasonal sector trends, not retreat,” Sam Stovall said.
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