ETF Models Summary


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3  Available Model "Flavors"

  • Low Volatility
  • Blend
  • Value-Growth


Objectives for All Models: (Benchmarked Index: S&P 500)

  • Less drawdown in bear markets
  • Bull market returns equal or better than index


Method Summary:

  • 4 ETFs selected each month for each model, equal dollar weightings, plus .8% cash position (some months "all cash" signal results in all money market position).
  • Models re-run and positions reallocated at the start of each month
  • $100,000 account size minimum
  • No transaction charges
  • Complete liquidity at any time…no early withdrawal or other penalties


The information contained on this website does not purport to be a complete description and is intended for informational purposes only. This information is not intended as a solicitation or an offer to buy or sell any security referred to herein. Investments and strategies mentioned may not be suitable for all investors. You should discuss any tax or legal matters with the appropriate professional. The S&P 500 is an unmanaged index of 500 widely held stocks that is generally considered representative of the U.S. stock market. Indices are unmanaged, do not incur fees or expense, cannot be invested into directly and individual investor's results will vary. Client results may differ from model performance results. The models' performance represents backtested results using monthly reallocations. The time period selected was chosen to reflect an entire market cycle. Results were achieved by using actual performance of ETFs selected based on the model algorithms ,not from actual client or firm accounts. Backtesting results evaluate the weighted average price gains of the 4 funds selected each month in equal dollar amounts and are adjusted for maximum fees and maintenance of an .8% cash allocation. No inference should be drawn that individual accounts will achieve similar results. Performance shown reflects deduction of maximum fees but does not include the value of dividends for either the model or the index. Model performance shown is not indicative of any particular client account. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The models select exchange traded funds based on price momentum and volatility factors, using a quantitative, rules based approach designed to provide returns that exceed the S&P 500 Index over time. There are risks involved with investing in ETFs, including possible loss of money. Index-based ETFs are not actively managed. There can be no assurance that identified historical trends will continue. As with all investments, share prices can fall because of weakness in the broad market, a particular industry, or specific holdings. Not all clients of Woodwell Asset Management are invested in these models.