Hedged Core Sleeve

The LoCorr Hedged Core sleeve is equally weighted between LoCorr Macro Strategies Fund (LFMIX) and LoCorr Long/Short Commodities Strategy Fund (LCSIX), rebalanced monthly.

 

Objective

This sleeve is designed to offer Diversification plus a buffer against inflation to client portfolios.


 

Introduction

We believe this Fund pairing may be well-positioned to be a meaningful buffer against inflation as both funds have the ability to go long and short and seek to profit in up and down markets. The Macro Strategies Fund can short fixed income and trade currency markets which can be affected by inflation and interest rate changes. These strategies have been historically low in correlation to both stocks and bonds, therefore the blend can potentially create a different stream of returns for real portfolio diversification.

 

Low-Correlating Sleeve Allocation

    The addition of a low-correlating sleeve provides the potential for a return stream independent of equities and fixed income and a more balanced portfolio. The Hedged Core Sleeve has performed well YTD and has a long-term track record of delivering positive returns.


The pie chart above represents a hypothetical allocation of 10-30% away from stocks and bonds to low-correlating assets.

Performance Summary

Period ending 09/30/2022
            Since Common Inception*
  YTD 1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year Since
Inception
Correlation
to S&P 500
Beta
Hedged Core (LFMIX 50 / LCSIX 50) 11.46% 12.52% 8.66% 7.66% 6.01% 4.85% -0.08 -0.04
Bloomberg US Aggregate Bond Index -14.61% -14.60% -3.26% -0.27% 0.89% 1.20% 0.24 0.07

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*Since common inception 1/1/12. Returns are annualized for periods greater than one year. Performance data quoted represents past performance; past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by calling 952.513.8195. Investment performance reflects fee waivers in effect. In the absence of such waivers, total return would be reduced. Gross expense ratios; LFMIX 1.90%, LCSIX 2.22%. Performance as of 9/30/22, S&P 500 Index: -15.47% 1-Year, 9.24% 5-Year, 10.51% since inception. Correlations to bonds (BBg Aggregate Bond Index) since Fund inceptions through 9/30/22 are; LFMIX (3/24/11) 0.15, and LCSIX (12/30/11) 0.05 Correlation of Hedged Core Sleeve to bonds through 9/30/22 is 0.13. Past Performance is not a guarantee of future results. Source: Morningstar and LoCorr Funds

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Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against loss in a declining market. Correlation measures how much the returns of two investments move together over time.

Bloomberg Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index is the most common index used to track the performance of investment grade bonds in the United States. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Beta measures the sensitivity of a stock’s return relative to the return of a selected market index. When beta is greater than one, it means a stock will rise or fall more than the market.