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    Guided Allocation

    David Schassler, Portfolio Manager and Head of Portfolio and Quantitative Investment Solutions, VanEck

    RAAX turns cautiously optimist and allocates to a diversified portfolio of real asset investments, including commodities, gold, natural resource equities, REITs, MLPs and global infrastructure.

    Guided Allocation

    June 16, 2020

    Defense Against Complacency

    by David Schassler, Portfolio Manager and Head of Portfolio and Quantitative Investment Solutions, VanEck

    RAAX remains convinced that we are in the midst of a bear market and continues to seek shelter in an ultra-conservative portfolio of U.S. Treasury bills and gold bullion.

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    Guided Allocation

    June 16, 2020

    Four Market Stages in Four Months

    by David Schassler, Portfolio Manager and Head of Portfolio and Quantitative Investment Solutions, VanEck

    The Fund remained defensive in June, maintaining its 24% allocation to stocks and a 76% allocation to bonds. Its asset allocation mix remained largely unchanged, though there were notable indicator changes.

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    Guided Allocation

    May 28, 2020

    Improving Trend Following Performance

    by David Schassler, Portfolio Manager and Head of Portfolio and Quantitative Investment Solutions, VanEck

    Traditional trend following had little chance of getting defensive early into the recent sell-off. Given the market’s tendency for strong rebounds after major sell-offs, is it better to wait than react?

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    Guided Allocation

    May 22, 2020

    Defensive Stance Continues

    by David Schassler, Portfolio Manager and Head of Portfolio and Quantitative Investment Solutions, VanEck

    RAAX continues to measure the risks within the real asset markets. If conditions materially improve, it will look for an opportunity to re-invest; if risks remain high, it will remain defensive.

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