TACTICAL Q STRATEGY*
The Tactical Q strategy seeks to provide upside participation in increases of the Nasdaq 100 Index and a defense against a falling Nasdaq 100 Index. The Tactical Q strategy offers generally 80%-120% exposure to the Nasdaq 100 Index with a dynamic risk management overlay. The strategy uses a “signal off” and “signal on” approach which is determined by the characteristics and behavior of volatility as expressed by the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX)‡. The Volatility Dashboard™, a proprietary quantitative analysis, provides real-time information to the portfolio managers, who use their years of experience to trade “signal off” – increasing Nasdaq 100 Index exposure – or to trade “signal on” – decreasing Nasdaq 100 Index exposure and using VIX linked instruments to reduce exposure on a tactical basis. The strategy seeks high correlation index returns in rising equity markets and low or negative correlation returns in equity market drawdowns.
In August 2021, the name of the strategy was changed from Smart Tech Strategy to TCM LHA Tactical Q Strategy (Tactical Q Strategy). The change in strategy name was not accompanied by any change to the components of the investment strategy or a change in portfolio managers. Little Harbor Advisors (LHA) has an exclusive license from Thompson Capital Management (TCM) to employ and market the TCM LHA Tactical Q strategy. The performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s interest, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than its original cost and current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.