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To Customers of Knowledge Leaders Capital, LLC


Active Share is the percentage of stock holdings in a portfolio that differ from the benchmark index. Active Share determines the extent of active management being employed by mutual fund managers: the higher the Active Share, the more likely a fund is to outperform the benchmark index. Researchers in a 2006 Yale School of Management study determined that funds with a higher Active Share will tend to be more consistent in generating high returns against the benchmark indexes.

Alpha is a measure of the portfolio’s risk adjusted performance. When compared to the portfolio’s beta, a positive alpha indicates better-than-expected portfolio performance and a negative alpha worse-than-expected portfolio performance.

The Barclays US Treasury Bond Index is a market capitalization weighted index that is often used to represent investment grade bonds being traded in the United States.

Beta is a measure of the funds sensitivity to market movements. A portfolio with a beta greater than 1 is more volatile than the market and a portfolio with a beta less than 1 is less volatile than the market.

Capital expenditures (or CapEx) are expenditures creating future benefits. A capital expenditure is incurred when a business spends money either to buy fixed assets or to add to the value of an existing fixed asset with a useful life that extends beyond the taxable year. CapEx/Sales Ratio Formula: {Net property, plant and equipment (Ending) – Net property, plant and equipment (Beginning) + Net intangible assets (Ending) – Net intangible assets (Beginning) + Depreciation and amortization for the Year} ÷ Total sales revenue for the year.

Correlation is the extent to which the returns of different types of investments move in tandem with one another in response to changing economic and market conditions. Correlation is measured on a scale of -1 (negatively correlated) to +1 (completely correlated). Low correlation or negative correlation to traditional stocks and bonds may help reduce risk in a portfolio and provide downside protection.

Downside Capture is used to evaluate how well or poorly an investment manager performed relative to an index during periods when the index has dropped.

Gross profit margin is gross income as a percent of sales.

Max Drawdown is the maximum single period loss incurred over the interval being measured.

Net profit margin is net income as a percent of sales.

Sharpe Ratio uses a fund’s standard deviation and its excess return (the difference between the fund’s return and the risk‐free return of 90‐day Treasury Bills) to determine reward per unit of risk.

Standard deviation is a calculation used to measure variability of a portfolio’s performance.

Tracking Error is a measure of how closely a portfolio follows the index to which it is benchmarked.

Treynor Ratio is a risk-adjusted measure of return based on systematic risk. It is similar to the Sharpe ratio, with the difference being that the Treynor ratio uses beta as the measurement of volatility.

Upside Capture is used to evaluate how well an investment manager performed relative to an index during periods when that index has risen.

An investor cannot invest directly in an index.


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