The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Morningstar® U.S. Market Factor Tilt IndexSM (Underlying Index).
1. "Tilt" the portfolio to the small cap and value segments of the US equity market
2. Exposure to 99.5% of the investable market while minimizing turnover
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Find out how the FlexShares Morningstar® US Market Factor Tilt Index suite of funds are engineered to provide deep exposure to the broad US equity market, while seeking to take advantage of the longer-term small cap and value performance advantage.
Many investors have discrete goals in mind when they consider long-term growth of their investment portfolios. A few of the common goals include retirement savings, education plans, capital purchases, bequests and/or charitable intentions. Capital appreciation emphasizes the components of an investment portfolio dedicated to achieving long-term goals. It goes beyond wealth preservation and focuses on potential return on principal. There is an expansive array of investment options with an emphasis on equities. FlexShares capital appreciation strategies may complement investor’s portfolios by offering targeted solutions that seek to meet specific goals over defined time horizons. Risk-adjusted returns, risk tolerance, time horizon and performance expectations are key considerations when designing and delivering capital appreciation solutions.
The Morningstar® U.S. Market Factor Tilt IndexSM measures the performance of U.S. equity markets with increased exposure toward small-capitalization and value stocks. Stocks that are deemed to be small-capitalization or value will have an overweighting compared to their weight in a corresponding market capitalization-weighted index. Likewise, stocks designated as “large” or “growth” stocks will have underweighting compared to a standard market-capitalization weighting. The Morningstar® index methodology defines "U.S. market” as those stocks that form the top 99.5% of the market capitalization of the stocks eligible to be included in Morningstar’s investable universe. All stocks are then designated as "core," "growth" or "value" based on factors such as price-to-book ratios and price-to-earnings ratios, and a “modified free float” market-capitalization weighting. Stocks of companies with, for example, relatively low valuations based on price-to-book ratios, price-to-earnings ratios and other factors are designated as "value" securities. Similarly, stocks of companies with relatively high valuations based on price-to-book ratios, price-to-earnings ratios and other factors would be designated as "growth" securities. Stocks that are not designated as "growth" or "value" securities are designated as "core" securities. One cannot invest directly in an index.