Class A
Fund Stats as of 03/28/2017
Symbol ETRAX
ISIN US31761R8640
Inception Date 06/30/2014
Dividends Paid Annual
CUSIP 31761R 864
Fund Type Open End Fund
NAV $8.99
NAV Change $0.05
Expenses as of 02/28/2017
Total Expense Ratio2.41%
What You Pay1.70%
Class C
Fund Stats as of 03/28/2017
Symbol ETRCX
ISIN US31761R8566
Inception Date 06/30/2014
Dividends Paid Annual
CUSIP 31761R 856
Fund Type Open End Fund
NAV $8.85
NAV Change $0.05
Expenses as of 02/28/2017
Total Expense Ratio3.08%
What You Pay2.30%
Class I
Fund Stats as of 03/28/2017
Symbol ETRIX
ISIN US31761R8491
Inception Date 06/30/2014
Dividends Paid Annual
CUSIP 31761R 849
Fund Type Open End Fund
NAV $9.08
NAV Change $0.05
Expenses as of 02/28/2017
Total Expense Ratio2.02%
What You Pay1.30%
Fund Resources
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Fund Objective

ALPS | Sterling ETF Tactical Rotation Fund seeks to track a high conviction, global tactical index that employs an equal weighted strategic rotation model, trading between six broad-based asset classes.

Principal Investment Strategies of the Fund

The Fund will seek to achieve its investment objective by investing, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its net assets in ETFs, using the rotation strategy employed for the Index. The rotation strategy employed for the Index seeks to provide absolute returns during all market cycles or conditions by employing an equally weighted strategic rotation model, allocating among ETFs with broad exposure in each of the Index's six potential asset classes. These include the commodity, real estate investment trust (REIT), bond, international equity, domestic equity and cash asset classes. While the Fund seeks investment results that correspond (before fees and expenses) generally to the performance of the Index, the Fund does not necessarily purchase all of the ETFs in the Index. Rather, the Fund purchases various combinations of one or more ETFs comparable to those in the Index in seeking performance which corresponds to that of the Index.

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From the eligible universe of investable asset classes Sterling uses the following investment methodology:

  • Trend Analysis: Sterling Global Strategies' (SGS) intermediate-term trend analysis helps indicate which asset classes may be entrenched in extended bull markets and which may be experiencing bear markets.
  • Asset Class Selection: The data is then further evaluated to eliminate the asset classes predicted to be declining, and then to overweight investing in those asset classes that display an upward trend.
  • ETF Selection: Once these asset classes are determined, our portfolios are constructed by investing in the corresponding class of exchange traded funds (ETFs).
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