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  • 4th Business Day Estimate For The HFRI Equity Hedge (Total) Index 0 comments
    Nov 6, 2013 2:00 PM
    A timely calculation courtesy of Commerce Asset Management, the portfolio manager of the AdvisorShares QAM Equity Hedge ETF (NYSEARCA:QEH):

    On Thursday, November 7th-the fifth business day of the month-Hedge Fund Research (HFR) will publish the first October performance numbers for their non-investable indices. Normally, these figures represent 25%-35% of index constituents and provide an approximation of the return for each respective index. Commerce Asset Management's estimate for the HFRI Equity Hedge (Total) Index return to be published this Thursday is 2.00% (+/- 0.15%).

    The September estimate CAM provided for the HFRI Equity Hedge (Total) Index was 2.96% (+/- 0.15%). While the first number published by HFR (on October 7th) was 2.61%, the most recent figure (as of November 1st) is 2.80%.

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Business relationship disclosure: AdvisorShares is an SEC registered RIA, which advises to actively managed exchange traded funds (Active ETFs). This article was written by Kurt Voldeng the portfolio manager of the AdvisorShares QAM Equity Hedge ETF (QEH). We did not receive compensation for this article, and we have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article. This information should not be taken as a solicitation to buy or sell any securities, including AdvisorShares Active ETFs, this information is provided for educational purposes only.

    Additional disclosure: To the extent that this content includes references to securities, those references do not constitute an offer or solicitation to buy, sell or hold such security. AdvisorShares is a sponsor of actively managed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and holds positions in all of its ETFs. This document should not be considered investment advice and the information contain within should not be relied upon in assessing whether or not to invest in any products mentioned. Investment in securities carries a high degree of risk which may result in investors losing all of their invested capital. Please keep in mind that a company’s past financial performance, including the performance of its share price, does not guarantee future results. To learn more about the risks with actively managed ETFs visit our website AdvisorShares.com.Commerce Asset Management, LLC (“CAM”) is an investment adviser registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. CAM focuses on alternative investment strategies and custom hedge fund advice. CAM manages long/short fund of funds and hedge fund replication strategies in addition to providing consulting to multi-manager hedge fund portfolios. Estimates by CAM are calculated using the most up to date sources and is an approximation of the expected return and should not be relied upon as final. Estimates are provided for informational purposes only. Please consult HFR for final values when such data becomes available. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

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