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    Balanced ETF portfolio with low risk
    Strategy pack
    Low risk

    Strategy's performance from 2008 to 2018

    Invest in Balance

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    Investment Idea Details

    Balance is a portfolio of exchange traded funds (ETFs) offering careful diversification between broad-market ETFs, 20-year treasury bonds, consumer industry stocks and volatility index funds (as insurance against stock market declines). The product adjusts shares of each ETF in the portfolio, which allows outperforming S&P500 with a lower risk involved.

    Constituent Funds

    These funds respond to market's expectations with regard to changes in the S&P500 capitalization within a specific period. When the stock market is in a significant decline (over 10%), this instrument can rally over 50% representing a great hedge against unfavorable events.


    This ETF invests in consumer-staples stocks including grocery producers, household cleaning goods and personal care goods manufacturers, etc. They represent everyday consumer goods, and therefore, the industry is fairly stable and even exhibits features of a safe haven in case of an economic downturn.


    Exchange-traded fund tracking S&P 500 Index performance. The index includes 500 US companies with the highest market capitalization and represents a universal gauge of the US stock market.


    This ETF tracks the US investment-grade bonds index (20+ Year Treasury Bond) that demonstrates stable performance during crisis periods and periods of increased stock market volatility.

    ETF Portfolio Allocation

    Allocation of ETF's in the portfolio may be adjusted once per quarter. Reallocation details are published on the website within a week after the changes take place.

    TVIX 0,5 %
    UVXY 0,5 %
    VXX 0,5 %
    XLP 20 %
    TLT 30 %
    SPY 48,5 %
    Core Asset Rotation
    Core Asset Rotation

    Reallocating the major portion of money into treasury bonds if stock market volatility rises during a turbulent period and putting as much money as possible into broad market ETF during growth periods allows offsetting losses in a declining market and outperforming major US stock market indexes.


    A team of algo traders picks promising ETFs, and neural networks compute the best share for each instrument in the portfolio in order to make the portfolio as profitable as possible and as less risky as possible even during crises. For instance, this strategy demonstrated the maximum drawdown of 23% during the last financial meltdown in 2008, while the stock market declined by over 50%.


    Based on past performance, the algorithm adjusts percentage ratios of portfolio components twice a year. This management method enables responding to the stock market trend changes within the long-term strategy and limiting risks.


    The Balance portfolio takes away the pain of purchasing instruments, monitoring the market, and managing positions, while freeing investors from the need to dive into the economic theory and spend valuable on studying stock market trends.

    Portfolio Returns 2004-2018
    Overall Returns
    Returns per annum
    Maximum Drawdown
    -23% (09.10.2007)
    Annualized Volatility
    Sortino Ratio
    Quarterly return on investment
    Year 1st quarter 2nd quarter 3rd quarter 4th quarter
    2020 22,94%
    2019 8,52% 2,25% 0,36% 4,24%
    2018 2,89% 0,41% 3,91% -4,81%
    2017 1,62% 0,24% 0,89% 2,85%
    2016 -0,49% -0,62% -0,83% 0,06%
    2015 -1,44% -2,69% -4,04% 3,38%
    2014 0,86% 2,40% 1,03% 3,70%
    Average return on investment for October 2019
    YTD return 1 year return 3 year
    annualized return
    3 year
    cumulative return
    5 year
    annualized return
    11,40% 6,00% 6,40% 20,40% 16,50%
    Key investment terms and conditions


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    The portfolio composition may be amended once a quarter or less frequently. One week after amendments are made, the updated portfolio composition is published in the Investments section. Reallocation of portfolio components is done during the first trading hour at NYSE and NASDAQ on Monday.


    The management fee is charged weekly as 0.038% of the portfolio value as at the charge date.



    1% of the share purchase amount. The fee is charged at confirmation of your investment bid.


    2% of the investment amount.


    United Traders is experienced in minimizing risks but a future investor should be aware of all risk types:

    • Positive performance of this strategy in the past does not guarantee a similar performance in the future.
    • Instruments that are part of the portfolio are issued by Barclays Bank PLC, Invesco Taxable Municipal Bond, Credit Suisse, SPDR, and therefore, the counterparty risk is always present.
    • The risk management as any technical component may be subject to failures and errors, and therefore, if any force-majeure events occur, all current positions may be closed at market prices.

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