Quantified STF Fund Recieves Morningstar Award
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Quantified STF Fund receives Morningstar’s top performing equity fund award

Release summary:

  • The Quantified STF Fund (QSTFX) was named Morningstar’s 2017 Top Performing U.S. Equity Mutual Fund.
  • The award recognized QSTFX’s gain of 68.92% in 2017.
  • QSTFX is used within many risk-managed investment strategies from Flexible Plan Investments, which subadvises the fund.

Bloomfield Hills, MI – March 6, 2018 –Flexible Plan Investments, Ltd., a leading provider of dynamic, risk-managed investment strategies, announced that its subadvised Quantified STF Fund (QSTFX) was named Morningstar’s 2017 Top Performing U.S. Equity Mutual Fund (All Morningstar Equity Categories, Minimum AUM $100 Million). The fund gained 68.92% in 2017.

“We are very proud of the Quantified STF Fund’s performance last year and are thrilled that it has received this recognition. We believe its performance demonstrates the continued effectiveness of the dynamic, risk-management approach we have been employing since our founding in 1981,” said Jerry Wagner, founder and president of Flexible Plan Investments.

The Quantified Funds are a family of actively managed funds designed to use dynamic asset allocation to handle risk in multiple market environments. Advisors Preferred, LLC, serves as advisor to the funds and Flexible Plan Investments serves as subadvisor. The Quantified STF Fund invests based on the price action of the NASDAQ 100 Index and seeks to generate gains by taking advantage of both up and down trends in the market. The strategy strives to outperform the NASDAQ 100 Index over the long term with less risk.

Flexible Plan Investments uses the Quantified STF Fund within many of its investment strategies, including those offered through workplace retirement accounts. These ETF and mutual fund investment strategies, which can be used within a separately managed account (SMA), are designed to respond to current market conditions and manage investment risk.

For more information, visit flexibleplan.com.

*For QFC Strategies the 35 basis points (bps) is the maximum advisor’s portion of the advisory fee directly charged for accounts held at TCA; it’s a 50 bps maximum at Schwab and TD Ameritrade due to their higher fund platform fees. This fee results from the use of funds sub-advised by FPI. FPI’s sub-advisory fees are a credit against the client’s advisory fee, which is billed by FPI inclusive of the share chosen by the Financial Advisor. Depending on the mix of the funds utilized, at TCA the available credit can exceed 65 bps but would never be less. On other platforms, the credit is at least 50bps.

About Flexible Plan Investments, Ltd.:


Established in 1981, Flexible Plan Investments, Ltd., invests nearly $2 billion in assets for clients in its separately managed account business (as of 12/31/17). FPI is dedicated to preserving and growing wealth through dynamic risk management. FPI is a turnkey asset management program (TAMP), which means advisors can access and combine many risk-managed strategies within a single account. FPI’s fee-based separately managed accounts can provide diversified portfolios of actively managed strategies within equity, debt and alternative asset classes on an array of different platforms. FPI also offers an OnTarget Investing tool to help set realistic, custom benchmarks for clients and regularly measure progress. For more information, visit www.flexibleplan.com.
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Disclosures

Total Return

Fund (Inception)

Symbol Qtr Ending (12/31/17) Year-To-Date Ending (12/31/17) 1 Year Ending (12/31/17) 3 Year Ending (12/31/17) Since * Inception Ending (12/31/17 Annual Expense Ratio
The Gold Bullion Strategy Fund (7/5/13) QGLDX 1.01% 11.40% 11.40% 1.56% (0.51%) 1.60%
Quantified Managed Income Fund (8/9/13)

QBDSX

0.83% 5.05% 5.05% 2.46% 2.10% 1.78%
Quantified All
Cap Equity
Fund (8/9/13)
QACFX 5.52% 18.83% 18.83% 8.63% 6.78% 1.51%
Quantified
Market
Leaders Fund
(8/9/13)
QMLFX 5.70% 16.83% 16.83% 8.89% 8.14% 1.69%
Quantified
Alternative
Investment
Fund (8/9/13)
QALTX 5.11% 15.54% 15.54% 3.08% 4.11% 2.10%
Quantified STF
Fund
(11/13/15)
QSTFX 13.24% 68.92% 68.92% N/A 17.74% 1.69%

 

* Performance for periods of greater than one year are annualized.

As of the most recent prospectus, the expense ratios for the Gold Bullion Strategy Fund are as follows: Investors’ Class (No Load), 1.62%; Class A, 1.62%; Class C, 2.22%. The maximum sales charge imposed on Class A share purchases (as percentage of offering price) is 5.75%. An additional 2% redemption fee applies to all share classes, including Investors’ Class, when shares are redeemed within 7 days of purchase.

The performance data quoted represents past performance; past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate and an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quoted. To obtain performance data current to the most recent month-end please call 1-855-647-8268.

Risks associated with the Quantified Funds include active frequent trading risk, aggressive investment techniques, small and midcap companies risk, counter party risk, depository receipt risk, derivatives risk, equity securities risk, foreign securities risk, holding cash risk, limited history of operations risk, lower quality debt securities risk, convertible bond risk, non-diversification risk, investing in other investment companies (including ETFs) risk, shorting risk, asset backed securities risk, commodity risk, credit risk, interest risk, prepayment risk, mortgage backed securities risk, hedging and leverage risk, preferred stock risk, and MLP and REIT risks. For detailed information relating to these risks, please see prospectus.

The principal risks of investing in The Gold Bullion Strategy Fund are Risks of the Sub-advisor’s Investment Strategy, Risks of Aggressive Investment Techniques, High Portfolio Turnover, Risk of Investing in Derivatives, Risks of Investing in ETFs, Risks of Investing in Other Investment Companies, Leverage Risk, Taxation Risk, Concentration Risk, Gold Risk, Wholly-owned Corporation Risk, Risk of Non-Diversification and interest rate risk. “Gold Risk” includes volatility, price fluctuations over short periods, risks associated with global monetary, economic, social and political conditions and developments, currency devaluation and revaluation and restrictions, trading and transactional restrictions.

An investor should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of each Quantified Fund and The Gold Bullion Strategy Fund before investing. This and other information can be found in the Funds’ prospectus, which can be obtained by calling 1-855-647-8268. The prospectus should be read carefully prior to investing in The Quantified Funds or The Gold Bullion Strategy Fund.

There is no guarantee that any of the Quantified Funds or The Gold Bullion Strategy Fund will achieve their investment objectives.

Flexible Plan Investments, Ltd., serves as investment sub-advisor to The Gold Bullion Strategy and Quantified Funds. Advisors Preferred, LLC serves is the Funds’ investment advisor.