Return Stacked® 60/40:
Absolute Return Index


The Return Stacked® 60/40: Absolute Return Index aims to provide exposure to a U.S. 60% equity, 40% bond allocation while “stacking” diversifying alternative exposures, including tail protection, on top. Stacking is achieved by allocating to a custom basket of widely available Mutual Funds and ETFs, which embed a variety of capital efficient exposures to equities, bonds and alternative strategies.

The Index is designed to preserve exposure to core stock and bond allocations, while bolstering expected risk-adjusted returns with non-correlated return streams like trend following, global macro, and tail-hedging strategies.

The Index targets a volatility and drawdown profile similar to a U.S.  balanced portfolio. Of course, there is no guarantee that the Index will meet this objective.

For information about the constituent funds and underlying exposures, please refer to the Index Methodology and Return Stacking paper, respectively.

Strategy Documents

Performance Factsheet
Download Index Data
Index Methodology
Return Stacking: Strategies for Overcoming a Low Return Environment

Calendar Performance¹­

Historical Performance from October 1, 2021
HYPOTHETICAL Performance Prior to September 30, 2021²

Return Statistics October 31, 2023

Holdings As of October 31, 2023

Embeded Exposures

Return Stacking in Media

Meb Faber Show

The Wall Street Journal

ReSolve Riffs

The Derivative - RCM Alternatives

RCM Alternatives Blog

Validea Podcast

Wisdomtree Blog

Twitter @choffstein

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