Lead by example with the Active Index Model (AIM) Portfolios.

The Active Index Model (AIM) Portfolios are designed to illustrate the many ways investors can use ETFs to build diversified portfolios.


Available exclusively to ETF Action Professional and Enterprise subscribers, our AIM Portfolios use a fully transparent, disciplined investment process, with updated positions and performance published weekly.


Each AIM Portfolio is built, managed, and maintained by the ETF Action Investment Committee.


DISCIPLINED.

We believe in leading by example. Our sample AIM Portfolios are built and maintained using a fully transparent, repeatable process.


RATIONAL.

Leveraging our Investment Committee's decades of ETF expertise, each AIM Portfolio tells a clear and rational investment story, step-by-step.


INTEGRATED.

The AIM Portfolios seamlessly link to the ETF Terminal and Model Tracker, streamlining your research and workflows.


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Portfolio Insights

 Global Thematic AIM Positioning Guide

2.22.2021

Global Thematic AIM Portfolio returned -1.73% last week, underperforming the MSCI ACWI (ACWI) by 1.20%

  • Top PerformersREMX +7.03%, FINX -0.54%, GRID -0.84%
  • Bottom Performers: PBW -9.49%, IDNA -2.62%, ARKK -2.54%
  • Since Inception Performance: +80.25% outpacing MSCI ACWI (ACWI) by 51.41%

 U.S. Factor AIM Positioning Guide

2.22.2021

U.S. Factor AIM Portfolio returned -1.35% last week, underperforming the S&P 500 (SPY) by 0.69%

  • Top Performers: VLUE +0.77%, QUAL -0.66%, FDLO -0.85%
  • Bottom Performers: QMOM -5.22%, MTUM -1.93%, QVAL -1.33%
  • Since Inception Performance: +36.13% outperforming the S&P 500 (SPY) by 8.70%

 International Factor AIM Portfolio Positioning Guide

2.22.2021

International Factor AIM Portfolio returned -0.19% last week, outperforming the MSCI ACWI ex-U.S. (IXUS) by 0.06%

  • Top Performers: TLTE +0.54%, IVLU +0.78%, PIE +0.08%
  • Bottom Performers: EFAV -1.34%, IMTM -0.53%, IQLT -0.38%
  • Since Inception Performance: +28.94% underperforming MSCI ACWI ex-U.S. (IXUS) by 4.75%

 U.S. Sector & Industry AIM Positioning Guide

2.22.2021

U.S. Sector & Industry AIM Portfolio returned -0.44% last week, outperforming the S&P 500 by 0.22%

  • Top Performers: KBE +4.04%, XLF +2.82%, XME +2.81%
  • Bottom Performers: XBI -3.19%, XLK -1.83%, XLV -2.45%
  • Since Inception Performance: 32.65% outperforming the S&P 500 (SPY) by 8.95%

 International Region & Country AIM Positioning Guide

2.22.2021

International Region & Country AIM Portfolio returned -0.15% last week, outperforming the MSCI ACWI ex-U.S. (IXUS) by 0.10%

  • Top PerformersVNM +2.11%, EWU +1.41%, EWT +1.16%
  • Bottom Performers: EWW -1.88%, EWM -1.36%, EWY -1.06%
  • Since Inception Performance: +35.31% outperforming the MSCI ACWI ex-U.S. (IXUS) by 1.07%

 U.S. Sector & Industry AIM Portfolio: Three Months Later

2.18.2021

The U.S. Sector & Industry AIM Portfolio has outperformed SPY by 5.60% since we repositioned it three months ago, setting up for the early stages of a cyclical recovery. Today, we look at key drivers of returns and portfolio security selection, including:

  • Which sector tilts exist and why
  • How we use industry-specific ETFs to "juice" beta in opportunistic areas
  • How paring back large-cap exposure and introducing equal-weight strategies influenced the portfolio
  • Why we're holding off on a full rebalance for now

 U.S. Factor AIM Positioning Guide

2.15.2021

U.S. Factor AIM Portfolio returned 2.41% last week, outperforming the S&P 500 (SPY) by 1.14%

  • Top Performers: QMOM +6.23%, VLUE +2.87%, MTUM +2.26%
  • Bottom Performers: QVAL +1.76%, FDLO +0.37%, QUAL +1.52%
  • Since Inception Performance: +37.99% outperforming the S&P 500 (SPY) by 9.71%

 International Region & Country AIM Positioning Guide

2.15.2021

International Region & Country AIM Portfolio returned 2.34% last week, underperforming the MSCI ACWI ex-U.S. (IXUS) by 0.21%

  • Top PerformersEWN +4.88%, EEMA +3.65%, IPAC +2.74%
  • Bottom Performers: EWG +0.95%, EWW +0.97%, VNM +0.50%
  • Since Inception Performance: +35.51% outperforming the MSCI ACWI ex-U.S. (IXUS) by 0.93%

 Global Thematic AIM Positioning Guide

2.15.2021

Global Thematic AIM Portfolio returned 3.57% last week, outperforming the MSCI ACWI (ACWI) by 1.61%

  • Top PerformersREMX +11.09%, ARKK +4.76%, FINX +4.19%
  • Bottom Performers: SRVR -0.89%, SBIO -0.75%, IDNA -0.53%
  • Since Inception Performance: +83.42% outpacing MSCI ACWI (ACWI) by 53.90%

 U.S. Sector & Industry AIM Positioning Guide

2.15.2021

U.S. Sector & Industry AIM Portfolio returned 2.11% last week, outperforming the S&P 500 by 0.84%

  • Top Performers: XSD +8.01%, RYT +4.02%, XAR +3.28%
  • Bottom Performers: XBI -1.47%, FDIS -0.39%, XLP -0.11%
  • Since Inception Performance: 33.23% outperforming the S&P 500 (SPY) by 8.70%

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