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Ryan Giannotto, CFA, Director of Research

Ryan Giannotto, CFA, Director of Research

Ryan Giannotto, CFA, is the Director of Research at GraniteShares. He can be reached via email: ryan.giannotto@graniteshares.com.

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GraniteShares’ XOUT Named Best New Smart Beta ETF by ETF.com

GraniteShares ETFs is pleased to announce that its latest fund launch XOUT won the Best New Smart Beta ETF Award from ETF.com! We are thrilled to receive this distinguished industry recognition for XOUT, which flips the investment paradigm by seeking to exclude losers from the portfolio as opposed to trying to pick winners. Since XOUT launch 10/7/19 through 3/31/20, the XOUT Index outperformed the market by 5.1% by using this indexed methodology.

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Hey Hey, Powell Jay, How Many Rates Did You Cut Today?

The hurricane cone of market uncertainty radically expanded from where it had stood only moments early at Tuesday 9:59 am, with the emergency cuts raising previous obscure possibilities to the forefront. Examining the fallout provides an empirical illustration of gold’s role in the portfolio during market stress, illuminating not only surprises but outright oddities emanating from the market tumult.

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Your 60/40 May Be Broken: But Not for the Reasons You May Think…

The mathematical reality is that the venerable 60/40 was a sub-optimal investment in 2019—simply adding gold, and in any quantity, would have immediately improved portfolio efficiency. Even during a historic year for bonds, substituting gold for fixed income exposure in 2019, in any amount, automatically constructed a superior 60/40 portfolio. While sacrilegious to the extreme, these insights merely combine the 70 year old lessons of Modern Portfolio Theory with gold’s ability to buffet market volatility.

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See Ya Dimon, Hello Fink: Top 10 XOUT’s for Q1 2020

The latest XOUT rebalance gives fresh insight into the pulse of disruption, and significantly, the players who are falling behind in the race to innovate effectively. Here we examine the 10 largest companies XOUT eliminates this quarter—the roughly $3 trillion in market cap vulnerable to secular decline. When yesterday’s titans can rapidly become today’s bankruptcies, the XOUT Index continually looks to identify potential market laggards, aiming to leave them out of the portfolio.