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Athena Invest - Commentary

by Craig Love, on October 13, 2021

Third Quarter 2021 Commentary

Market volatility continued into Q3, with large-cap stocks up 0.6% and small-caps down 4.4% for the quarter. While the economy continued its recovery, the delta variant, fed talk, inflation, labor market and supply chain concerns provided headwinds. Disrupted markets continue to provide opportunities for active management. We believe that taking a long-term perspective and a disciplined investment process will be key to navigating current market uncertainty and the recovering global economy.

Key Takeaways

  • The economy continues its recovery with manufacturing and services readings remaining high.
  • Our behavioral measures and technical signals are in the normal to positive ranges while valuation measures remain elevated.
  • Continued uncertainty can be expected as the markets sort through current conditions.

Investment Results

  • Global Tactical ETFs: 19.3% vs 11.0% since inception (9/1/2010)
  • Pure Valuation Profitability: 17.0% vs 10.0% since inception (7/1/2002)
  • Managed Equity: 12.2% vs 11.9% since inception (10/1/2011)
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Portfolio Commentaries

Athena Global Tactical ETFs

The portfolio is ranked the #1 performing strategy, for 10-year and 1 year performance, in Morningstar’s 358-member Tactical Allocation category as of 6/30/21.1 

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