The QID International Equity GDP Strategy is a long only, tactically defensive international equity strategy that provides broad-based regional and country exposure.
When fully invested, the portfolio is constructed with up to five country/regional ETFs. The model will calculate the likelihood of significant loss, for each country or region represented in the portfolio, and deliver an “on” or “off” signal accordingly. The weighting of the country/regional ETFs is based on a GDP weighting system which results in a higher exposure to emerging markets. A defensive position will begin to build as each country/regional ETF is sold, and the portfolio will go 100% defensive once all international ETFs have been sold. The International Equity GDP Strategy trades the next trading day after a signal is received.