GAA Investment Case
The Cambria Global Asset Allocation ETF (NYSE: GAA) utilizes a quantitative approach to manage a diversified portfolio of global asset classes. The Cambria Global Asset Allocation ETF uses a buy and hold strategy that aims to reflect the market portfolio of investable assets.
The Cambria Global Asset Allocation ETF targets investing in approximately 29 ETFs that reflect the global universe of assets consisting of domestic and foreign stocks, bonds, real estate, commodities and currencies.
Why Invest in GAA
- Classic Global Investment Approach - A long-held pillar of investing provides that investors should own securities that model the global market. The Cambria Global Asset Allocation ETF intends to invests in approximately 29 ETFs that Cambria identifies as the most liquid, least expensive, and easily recognizable ETFs in the world. Combined, these funds own over 20,000 underlying securities around the world.
- Breaking the Market Capitalization Link - One challenge of investing is that market capitalization weighted indexes can be suboptimal ways to invest. GAA allows the investor to allocate to strategies, including value and momentum strategies, that have historically outperformed market weighted indexes.
- Removing Emotional Decision Making - One of the difficulties of investing can be the ability to stay the course when markets are volatile. The Cambria Global Asset Allocation ETF is designed to remove any uncertainty by automatically rebalancing the portfolio back to target weightings every year.
- Fees - High fees can be a big drag on investor returns. The Cambria Global Asset Allocation ETF is the first ETF to have a permanent 0% management fee.
- Advantage of Active ETFs - Investors will receive the benefits and flexibility of the ETF vehicle, including the ability to be traded using limit and stop loss orders as well as on margin, intraday pricing, transparency of holdings, lower expense ratio, and a single-share investment minimum.
The Cambria ETFs are distributed by ALPS Distributors Inc., 1290 Broadway Suite 1000 Denver CO 80203, which is not affiliated with Cambria Investment Management, LP, the Investment Adviser for the Fund. Check the background of ALPS on FINRA's BrokerCheck.
The Cambria Sovereign Bond ETF was formerly known as The Cambria Sovereign High Yield Bond ETF.
EYLD, FYLD, GAA, GMOM, GVAL, SOVB, SYLD, TAIL, TOKE, TRTY, and VAMO are actively managed using proprietary investment strategies and processes. There can be no guarantee that these strategies and processes will produce the intended results and no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. This could result in the Fund's underperformance compared to other funds with similar investment objectives.
ETFs are subject to commission costs each time a "buy" or "sell" is executed. Depending on the amount of trading activity, the low costs of ETFs may be outweighed by commissions and related trading costs. Shares are bought and sold at market price (closing price) not net asset value (NAV) are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Market price returns are based on the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4:00 pm Eastern Time (when NAV is normally determined), and do not represent the return you would receive if you traded at other times.
There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment goal. Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. In addition to the normal risks associated with investing, international investments may involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles, or from social, economic, or political instability in other nations. Emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors as well as increased volatility and lower trading volume. Bonds and bond funds are subject to interest rate risk and will decline in value as interest rates rise.
Investments in sovereign and quasi-sovereign debt obligations involve special risks not present in corporate debt obligations. The issuer of the sovereign debt or the authorities that control the repayment of the debt may be unable or unwilling to repay principal or interest when due, and the Fund may have limited recourse in the event of a default. Investments in commodities are subject to higher volatility than more traditional investments. The fund may invest in derivatives, which are often more volatile than other investments and may magnify the Fund's gains or losses. The use of leverage by the fund managers may accelerate the velocity of potential losses. The Fund employs a "momentum" style of investing that emphasizes investing in securities that have had higher recent price performance compared to other securities. This style of investing is subject to the risk that these securities may be more volatile than a broad cross-section of securities or that the returns on securities that have previously exhibited price momentum are less than returns on other styles of investing or the overall stock market. Investments in smaller companies typically exhibit higher volatility. Diversification may not protect against market loss. Emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors as well as increased volatility and lower trading volume.
Shares are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Buying and selling shares will result in brokerage commissions. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.
There are special risks associated with margin investing. As with stocks, you may be called upon to deposit additional cash or securities if your account equity declines.
On June 1, 2020, SYLD’s and FYLD’s investment objective and investment strategy changed. FYLD and SYLD went from being passively managed to actively managed on that same date.
On July 1, 2020, GVAL’s and EYLD’s investment objective and investment strategy changed. FYLD and SYLD went from being passively managed to actively managed on that same date.