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Guru Based on Annual
James O'Shaughnessy 20.1%
Meb Faber 20.3%
Partha Mohanram 14.0%
Dashan Huang 18.1%
Motley Fool 12.1%
Validea 15.7%
Benjamin Graham 11.2%
Patrick O'Shaughnessy 14.8%
Kenneth Fisher 10.7%
Validea 10.6%
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Factor-Based ETF Portfolios

Portfolio Annual
Factor Rotation - Momentum with Trend 11.9%
Factor Rotation - Composite with Trend 11.7%
Factor Rotation - Momentum 10.8%
Factor Rotation - Composite 10.4%
Factor Rotation - Value with Trend 9.5%
* Returns are model returns and do not reflect actual trading. Full performance disclaimer
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Optimal portfolios presented on Validea.com represent the rebalancing period that has led to the best historical performance for each of our equity models. Each optimal portfolio was determined after the fact with performance information that was not available at portfolio inception. As a result, an investor could not have invested in the optimal portfolio since its inception. Optimal portfolios are presented to allow investors to quickly determine the portfolio size and rebalancing period that has performed best for each of our models in our historical testing.

Both the model portfolio and benchmark returns presented for all equity portfolios on Validea.com are not inclusive of dividends. Returns for our ETF portfolios and trend following system, and the benchmarks they are compared to, are inclusive of dividends. The S&P 500 is presented as a benchmark because it is the most widely followed benchmark of the overall US market and is most often used by investors for return comparison purposes. As with any investment strategy, there is potential for profit as well as the possibility of loss and investors may incur a loss despite a past history of gains. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Results will vary with economic and market conditions.

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