Address And Details

805 King Farm Blvd , Rockville, MD 20850
Fund Manager Samir Sanghani
Manager Tenure 4 Years 3 Months

Strategy And Objective

The Guggenheim Long Short Equity Fund (the Fund ) seeks long-term capital appreciation. The Fund pursues its objective by investing, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its assets (net assets plus the amount of borrowings for investment purposes) in long and short positions of domestic equity securities or equity-related instruments, including swaps and other derivatives that provide long or short exposure to domestic equity securities. For purposes of determining compliance with the Fund s 80% investment policy, equity-related derivatives generally will be valued based on their notional value. The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by constructing portfolios that maintain long positions in instruments that provide exposure to risk factors the Advisor considers to be undervalued by the equity markets and sells short instruments that provide exposure to risk factors the Advisor considers to be overvalued by the equity markets. The Advisor considers both market risk factors generally and risks specific to the companies in which the Fund invests. To construct the portfolios, the Advisor uses fundamentally-based, forward-looking forecasts of equity cash flows to generate return expectations for individual companies. Then, the expected returns for the universe of stocks is further evaluated using quantitative techniques to estimate the market s implied valuation of broad market risk factors as well as company-specific risks. Finally, the Advisor applies its proprietary evaluation process to buy long those stocks (or derivatives that give exposure to the stocks) that give the portfolio both the broad risk characteristics and company-specific risks that are perceived to be undervalued and sell short those stocks (or derivatives that give exposure to the stocks) with characteristics that are perceived to be overvalued. The Fund will ordinarily hold simultaneous long and short positions in equity securities or securities markets that provide exposure up to a level equal to 300% of the Fund s net assets for both the long and short positions. That level of exposure is obtained through derivatives, including swap agreements. At any point in time, the Fund s portfolio may be significantly net long or net short. The Fund s overall net exposure will change as market opportunities change. The Fund invests in equity securities, including small-, mid-, and large-capitalization securities, such as U.S. traded common stocks, American Depositary Receipts ( ADRs ) and other investment companies, but also may invest in derivative instruments which primarily consist of swaps on baskets of selected equity securities, futures contracts, and options on securities, futures contracts, and stock indices. The Fund s investments in derivatives enable the Fund to pursue its investment objective without investing directly in the securities of companies to which the Fund is seeking exposure. The Fund also may invest in derivatives to hedge or gain leveraged exposure to a particular industry, style or company depending on market conditions. Investments in derivative instruments, such as futures, options and swap agreements, have the economic effect of creating financial leverage in the Fund s portfolio because such investments may give rise to losses that exceed the amount the Fund has invested in those instruments. Financial leverage will magnify, sometimes significantly, the Fund s exposure to any increase or decrease in prices associated with a particular reference asset resulting in increased volatility in the value of the Fund s portfolio. The value of the Fund s portfolio is likely to experience greater volatility over short-term periods. While such financial leverage has the potential to produce greater gains, it also may result in greater losses, which in some cases may cause the Fund to liquidate other portfolio investments at a loss to comply with limits on leverage and asset segregation requirements imposed by the Investment Company Act of 1940 or to meet redemption requests. The Fund s use of derivatives and the leveraged investment exposure created by such use are expected to be significant. Certain of the Fund s derivatives investments may be traded in the over-the-counter ( OTC ) market. The Fund also may enter into short sales of broad-based stock indices for hedging purposes in an effort to reduce portfolio risk or volatility. While the Fund anticipates investing in these instruments to seek to achieve its investment objective, the extent of the Fund s investment in these instruments may vary from day to day depending on a number of different factors, including price, availability, and general market conditions. On a day-to-day basis, the Fund may hold U.S. government securities, short-term, high quality (rated AA or higher) fixed income securities, money market instruments, overnight and fixed-term repurchase agreements, cash and other cash equivalents with maturities of one year or less to collateralize its derivatives positions or for defensive purposes to seek to avoid losses during adverse market conditions. The Fund also may enter into repurchase agreements with counterparties that are deemed to present acceptable credit risks. In an effort to ensure that the Fund is fully invested on a day-to-day basis, the Fund may conduct significant trading activity at or just prior to the close of the U.S. financial markets. Because the Fund seeks to gain exposure to different industries and sectors in the economy, from time to time, the Fund is expected to invest a significant percentage of its assets in issuers in one or more groups of industries or sectors of the economy. While the Fund s sector and industry exposure may vary over time, as of June 30, 2020, the Fund has significant exposure to the Communication Services Sector, Consumer Staples Sector, Consumer Discretionary Sector, Financials Sector, Health Care Sector, Industrials Sector, Information and Technology Sector, Materials Sector, Real Estate Sector, and Utilities Sector, as each sector is defined by the Global Industry Classification Standard, a widely recognized industry classification methodology developed by MSCI, Inc. and Standard & Poor s Financial Services LLC. The Fund is non-diversified and, therefore, may invest a greater percentage of its assets in a particular issuer in comparison to a diversified fund.

Net Asset Value

as of 5:55 PM ET 09/17/2021

Performance

  • 1 Week
  • -1.33%
  • 1 Month
  • -3.69%
  • 3 Months
  • +3.04%
  • 1 Yr Return
  • +19.76%
  • 5 Yr Return
  • +25.68%

Equity Sector Breakdown

Technology 25.22%
Finance 16.80%
Utilities 11.36%
IndustrialCyclical 8.93%
Health 8.44%
RetailTrade 7.63%
NonDurables 6.24%
Services 4.97%
ConsumerDurables 3.87%
Energy 0.48%

Asset Allocation

Asset Type % Of Allocation
Stocks 97.74%
ForeignStocks 1.09%
Cash 0.00%
Bonds 0.00%
Preferred 0.00%
Convertible 0.00%
Other 0.00%
ForeignBonds 0.00%
ForeignHedged 0.00%
Total Net Assets 8.14 M

Risk Measures

Criteria 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
Alpha -4.50 -5.13 -3.98
Beta 0.60 0.63 0.57
R Squared 0.67 0.66 0.63
Std Deviation 13.62 11.54 9.63
Sharpe Ratio 0.44 0.46 n/a

Purchase Information

as of 5:45 PM ET 09/16/2021
Minimum Initial $2500
Minimum Additional $0
Minimum Initial IRA $1000

Performance

Timeframe Average Annual Current Performance Monthly As Of 08/31/2021 Average Annual Current Performance Quarterly As Of 06/30/2021 Avg Annual Current Performance Monthly As Of 08/31/2021 Avg Annual Current Performance Quarterly As Of 06/30/2021
1 Year
  • +22.32%
  • +23.85%
+22.32% +23.85%
3 Year
  • +6.15%
  • +5.46%
+6.15% +5.46%
10 Year
  • +5.05%
  • +3.46%
+5.05% +3.46%
Life Of Fund
  • +4.58%
  • +4.33%
+4.58% +4.33%

Top 10 Holdings

Symbol Company Name % Of Assets
MSFT MICROSOFT CORP 1.58%
GOOG ALPHABET INC CLASS C 1.55%
AAPL APPLE INC 1.07%
BRK.B BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC CL B 1.07%
JNJ JOHNSON & JOHNSON 1.03%
MRK MERCK & CO 0.99%
AZO AUTOZONE INC 0.93%
TTC TORO CO 0.90%
VZ VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC 0.90%
CSGS CSG SYSTEMS INTL INC 0.86%

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