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DYNF: Returns Illustrate Limitations Of Active Factor-Based Strategies

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  • DYNF is an actively managed fund designed to generate excess returns by opportunistically utilizing factors prevailing in the U.S. stock market, be it value, quality, momentum, etc.
  • The strategy has significant limitations.
  • The Quant data is used in the article to hypothesize about the fund's factor exposure in end-2021 and end-Q1 2022 and make assumptions about the culprits of underperformance.
  • The article discusses DYNF's returns and explains why this investment vehicle is a Hold.

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BlackRock U.S. Equity Factor Rotation ETF (NYSEARCA:DYNF) is an actively managed fund designed to generate excess returns by opportunistically utilizing factors prevailing in the U.S. stock market, be it value, quality, momentum, etc.


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Vasily Zyryanov is an individual investor and writer.He uses various techniques to find both relatively underpriced equities with strong upside potential and relatively overappreciated companies that have inflated valuation for a reason.In his research, he pays much attention to the energy sector (oil & gas supermajors, mid-cap, and small-cap exploration & production companies, the oilfield services firms), while he also covers a plethora of other industries from mining and chemicals to luxury bellwethers.He firmly believes that apart from simple profit and sales analysis, a meticulous investor must assess Free Cash Flow and Return on Capital to gain deeper insights and avoid sophomoric conclusions.While he favors underappreciated and misunderstood equities, he also acknowledges that some growth stocks do deserve their premium valuation, and its an investor's primary goal to delve deeper and uncover if the market's current opinion is correct or not.

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