"The IQ Hedge Market Neutral Tracker ETF seeks to track, before fees and expenses, the performance of the IQ Hedge Market Neutral Index.
Market Neutral hedge funds typically invest in both long and short positions in asset classes while minimizing exposure to systematic risk. These strategies seek to have a zero “beta” (or “market”) exposure to one or more systematic risk factors including the overall market (as represented by the S&P 500 Index), economic sectors or industries, market cap, region and country. Market neutral strategies that effectively neutralize the market exposure are not impacted by directional moves in the market."
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