We all come into the world with two innate emotions: fear and greed. Some refer to this as the ‘lizard brain,’ where these emotions are the core drivers of our behavior. These emotions are not taught or learned over time, but dwell deep inside, having the power to shake us to the core.
Adaptive Wealth Strategies®, a division of Carroll Financial Associates in Charlotte, NC, is pleased to announce that their Adaptive U.S. Factor Index is behind a recent ETF award winner. The Global X Adaptive U.S. Factor ETF (NYSE:AUSF) was recently awarded New ETF of the Year by Fund Intelligence at the annual Mutual Fund Industry & ETF Award Ceremony.
Far too often, we as advisors (and clients) focus on the underlying product, constantly churning the portfolio, seeking the best product of the day. We may not give a strategy we once fully believed in time to perform or serve its role, ultimately leading to frustration and disappointment. This is a statement about any (fund, individual stock, ETF, bond), tree inside the (portfolio) forest.
This post is re-posted from the Global X Blog:
In this post, we interviewed Patrick Bobbins, Investment Manager at Adaptive Wealth Strategies, about the Adaptive Wealth Strategies U.S. Factor index (AWSUSF), which is tracked by the Global X Adaptive U.S. Factor ETF (AUSF).
There is an analogy psychologists use to think about how our brains work. It is called “the elephant and the rider.” Sounds crazy I know, but bear with me. Your brain has higher functions and is capable of making rational decisions (the rider), but it also has powerful emotions that can lead it to react strongly to anything that causes fear or tempts with things it likes (the elephant).