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    Guided Allocation

    April 20, 2020

    Standing Tall with a Defensive Posture

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

    RAAX has reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic by pivoting to its most defensive posture, based on falling prices, high volatility and extreme investor sentiment.

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    Guided Allocation

    April 17, 2020

    Downside Risk Remains

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

    The Fund is adapting to the period of extreme risk by further reducing its exposure to equities to 29%. Based on the indicators that we follow, the market still faces significant challenges ahead.

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    Guided Allocation

    March 11, 2020

    Time to Get Defensive

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

    The heightened risk regime is being well captured by the Fund’s model. At the beginning of March, the Fund reduced its equity allocation from 72% to 47% and increased its bond allocation from 28% to 53%.

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    Guided Allocation

    February 24, 2020

    Enjoy the Ride

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

    As U.S. growth stocks continue to outperform U.S. value stocks, the Fund’s growth bias is now even bigger, with its large-cap growth allocation increasing to 27.2% and small-cap growth increasing to 7.9%.

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