BMO Tactical ETF Funds, Managed by Larry Berman
Weekly Commentary to February 7, 2020
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Risk is defined as the uncertainty of a return and the potential for capital loss in your investment. The opinions expressed here reflect the views of ETF Capital Management at the above date and are subject to change without notice as markets change over time. This commentary is prepared for general information related to investment alternatives and strategies. The information contained herein is not, and should not be construed as, investment, legal or tax advice to any party. Investments should be evaluated relative to the individual’s investment objectives and professional advice should be obtained with respect to any circumstance. Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance. For more complete information about these separately managed portfolios, please contact your financial advisor.
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Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the fund facts or prospectus before investing. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns for the period indicated including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions and does not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any unitholder that would have reduced returns. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.
The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Ratings are subject to change monthly. 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 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. For more details on the calculation of Morningstar star ratings or quartile rankings, please see www.morningstar.ca.
The star rating and number of funds in the peer group for Series F of the BMO Tactical Dividend Fund in the Tactical Balanced category is five stars over three years (227 funds in the category) as of September 29, 2018. Ratings change monthly.
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