Can These ETFs Help Reduce The Risk In Your Portfolio?

In this episode of ETF Spotlight, we discuss how investors can prepare for an uncertain fourth quarter. September was a volatile month for markets and even though stocks have rallied in the final days, investors remain wary of heightened uncertainty before the November presidential election and the possibility of a contested election. Further, we are in the midst of a global pandemic and economic recovery remains uneven.

There are many reasons to remain positive on stocks no matter who wins the election. We'll likely have a V-shaped economic recovery when there are effective coronavirus vaccines available for general population. Further, we still have unprecedented monetary support by the Fed and trillions of dollars of cash on the sidelines, waiting to be invested.

Many investors are revisiting the risks in their portfolios. What can investors do now to be ready? We also take a look at some products that offer built-in protection against market losses. 

In the first part, I speak with Chadd Mason, CEO of Cabana Group, a financial services firm that provides risk-based financial planning tools. Cabana recently launched five target drawdown ETFs that came to market with more than $1 billion in initial assets as its existing clients in separately managed accounts chose to switch to ETF format.

Cabana Target Drawdown ETFs--(TDSA - Free Report) , (TDSB - Free Report) , (TDSC - Free Report) , (TDSD - Free Report) and (TDSE - Free Report) — aim to limit peak-to-trough declines from 5% to 16%. These are actively managed, fund of funds, that have expense ratios of about 0.68%. Per Chadd, investors need to stay invested but avoid large losses in order to be successful.

In the second part, my guest is Michael Loukas, CEO of TrueMark Investments, which offers a suite of structured outcome ETFs. The TrueShares Structured Outcome ETF Series—(JULZ - Free Report), (AUGZ - Free Report), (SEPZ - Free Report) and OCTZ—use options on the S&P 500 Price Index and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY - Free Report) to achieve their target outcomes. How are these products different from other buffer ETFs?

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