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This ETF seeks to replicate the risk/return profiles of a diversified benchmark of hedge funds, potentially giving all types of investors access to a strategy that may otherwise be out of reach. HDG seeks to accomplish this objective by maintaining exposure to six "factors" that include U.S. stocks, international equities, Treasuries, and the euro. The fund has the flexibility to establish long or short exposure to most of these factors (long or flat to some) based on a proprietary quantitative analysis. It's important for investors to realize what hedge fund replication strategies entail, and the limitations to such techniques. HDG doesn't have access to all the same tools as famous hedge fund managers, and shouldn't be confused with a product that will seek to generate huge absolute returns in any environment. Instead, the primary appeal of this product may be in its ability to offer non-correlated returns, adding diversification benefits to traditional stock-and-bond portfolios and smoothing overall volatility. The exposure offered by HDG would be quite expensive and demanding for most investors to establish; this ETF offers a way to access this advanced and potentially time-consuming strategy at a relatively low price point. There are several other options for hedge fund replication exposure in the ETF universe, including the broad-based QAI, MCRO (macro strategy), merger arbitrage products (MNA), and long/short techniques.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for HDG on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Long-Short with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.
This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 10 other ETFs in the Long-Short ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
This section compares the fund flows of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.
The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.
The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of HDG relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.