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RPAR: Why This ETF Has Finally Found Support

Mar. 08, 2022 9:05 AM ETRPAR Risk Parity ETF (RPAR)SPY18 Comments


  • The RPAR Risk Parity ETF has shown signs of resilience lately, and the recent rebound could be the beginning of a march towards a peak later in 2022.
  • The fund has benefitted from its exposure to commodity producers, gold and inflation-linked bonds, despite a soft S&P 500.
  • RPAR looks good today due to its balance across asset classes amid a tumultuous period, combined with prices that seem attractive.
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When I last suggested that the RPAR Risk Parity ETF (NYSEARCA:RPAR) looked like a good buy on the dip, back in December 2021, the fund's shares were trading a dollar above their current price. Clearly, 2022

RPAR ETF: Target Asset Allocation

RPAR: Target Asset Allocation (RPAR ETF website)

Why RPAR ETF has found support
Data by YCharts

Scatter Plot: RPAR 6-Month Fwd Returns vs. Drawdowns

Scatter Plot: RPAR 6-Month Fwd Returns vs. Drawdowns (data from Yahoo Finance)

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