Should Investors Diversify With Hedge Fund Style ETFs?

In this episode of ETF Spotlight, I speak with Paul Kim, CEO of Simplify Asset Management. Simplify offers many innovative ETFs that help investors hedge against rising interest rates, generate risk-managed income and gain exposure to alternative strategies.

Stocks struggled in August as interest rates rose rapidly. The Simplify Interest Rate Hedge ETF PFIX, which seeks to hedge against a sharp increase in long-term interest rates, gained more than 13% last month. The product also seeks benefit from market stress when fixed income volatility increases.

Some ETFs that use options to hedge against market volatility and pay juicy dividends have been quite popular with investors since last year. The JPMorgan Equity Premium Income ETF JEPI is the largest actively managed ETF now.

The Simplify Volatility Premium ETF SVOL currently has a distribution yield of 16% and has outperformed the S&P 500 index SPY and all other covered call ETFs since its inception.

Managed futures strategies, also known as CTAs (commodity trading advisors), seek to replicate the trades of market trend-following quant hedge funds. These ETFs, including the Simplify Managed Futures Strategy ETF CTA, shined last year, which was brutal for almost all major asset classes. When do these strategies work best?

The Simplify Volt RoboCar Disruption and Tech ETF VCAR, is changing its strategy to benefit from Tesla’s TSLA big swings. According to Bloomberg, it will increase its exposure to the stock when on the upswing, and trim it when the momentum is downward.

We also discuss the role of alternative ETFs in a portfolio.

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Tesla, Inc. (TSLA): Free Stock Analysis Report

SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY): ETF Research Reports

JPMorgan Equity Premium Income ETF (JEPI): ETF Research Reports

Simplify Volt Robocar Disruption and Tech ETF (VCAR): ETF Research Reports

Simplify Volatility Premium ETF (SVOL): ETF Research Reports

Simplify Interest Rate Hedge ETF (PFIX): ETF Research Reports

Simplify Managed Futures Strategy ETF (CTA): ETF Research Reports

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