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Not that my opinion is worth much, but this strikes me as a decent idea compared to a classic 60-40 portfolio. Here is a chart of the index back to 2006. You can add SPY and AOR (an allocation fund) for comparison.

The fund (SWAN) has only existed for a little over a year, but it's kept up well. Long steady bulls will leave it behind, however. It needs a bit of volatility to show its stuff, as it has of late.

Wisdom Tree has a different take on a related concept: a 90/60 balanced fund (NTSX): 90% of the money goes into SPX and the other 10% buys treasury futures to created a "60/40" port with 150% leverage.

All this seems very clever to me, but I wonder about public uptake: do these kinds of funds risk falling into a gap between what sophisticated investors are looking for and what unsophisticated ones are willing to try/tolerate. I really have no idea.

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