Hedged Growth Sleeve

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


Objective

This sleeve is designed to offer Diversification and Equity to client portfolios.


Introduction

We believe this blend of complementary funds may be well-positioned to deliver meaningful diversification and provide a portfolio inflation buffer as the underlying funds can participate in upward and downward trending markets.The Macro Strategies Fund specifically, can short fixed income and trade currency markets which can be affected by inflation and interest rate changes.This blend has historically exhibited low correlation to both stocks and bonds while aiming to act as a buffer during periods of extended equity market weakness to create a differentiated return stream 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 Growth 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 Growth (LFMIX 33 / LCSIX 33 / LEQIX 33) 3.30% 5.29% 6.70% 5.72% 6.21% 0.57 0.21
Bloomberg US Aggregate Bond Index -14.61% -14.60% -3.26% -0.27% 0.89% 1.03% 0.28 0.08

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Performance since individual Fund inceptions through 9/30/22, LFMIX (3/24/11) 3.53%, LCSIX (12/31/11) 5.00%, LEQIX (5/10/13) 2.92%. *Since common inception 6/1/13. 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%, LEQIX 3.66%. 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, LCSIX (12/30/11) 0.05, and LEQIX (5/10/13) 0.01. Correlation of Hedged Growth Sleeve to bonds through 9/30/22 is 0.07. 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 U.S. Aggregate Bond Index  is a broad-based bond index comprised of government, corporate, mortgage and asset-back issues rated investment grade or higher that have at least one year to maturity. This index includes net dividends. 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.