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Niemann Tactical Return A (NCMTX)
Expense Ratio: 2.18%
Expected Lifetime Fees: $57,516.60


The Niemann Tactical Return A fund (NCMTX) is a World Allocation fund started on 3/29/2010 and has $24.30 million in assets under management. The current manager has been running Niemann Tactical Return A since 4/18/2010. The fund is rated by Morningstar. In addition to trading fees and broker commissions, this fund has 12b-1 fees of 0.25%

MarketRiders Prefers The Following ETF

Vanguard Total World Stock Index ETF (VT)
Expense Ratio: 0.22%
Expected Lifetime Fees: $7,107.65


The Vanguard Total World Stock Index ETF (VT) is an Exchange Traded Fund. It is a "basket" of securities that index the World Allocation investment strategy and is an alternative to a World Allocation mutual fund. Fees are very low compared to a comparable mutual fund like Niemann Tactical Return A because computers automatically manage the stocks.




The Following World Allocation Funds Have Lower Fees Than Niemann Tactical Return A (NCMTX). Why are these metrics important?
Mutual Fund Name Ticker Symbol Turnover Assets (M) Annual Fees
AdvisorOne Select Allocation N CLBLX 26.0% 212 1.42%
AllianceBernstein Real Asset Strategy Fund Advisor Class AMTYX 120.0% 354 0.75%
AllianceBernstein Real Asset Strategy Fund Class A AMTAX 120.0% 354 1.05%
American Funds Capital Inc Bldr A CAIBX 47.0% 73,800 0.61%
American Funds Capital Inc Bldr B CIBBX 47.0% 73,800 1.38%
American Funds Capital Inc Bldr C CIBCX 47.0% 73,800 1.43%
American Funds Capital Inc Bldr F-1 CIBFX 47.0% 73,800 0.65%
American Funds Capital Inc Bldr F-2 CAIFX 47.0% 73,800 0.41%
American Funds Capital Inc Bldr R1 RIRAX 47.0% 73,800 1.41%
American Funds Capital Inc Bldr R2 RIRBX 47.0% 73,800 1.42%
American Funds Capital Inc Bldr R3 RIRCX 47.0% 73,800 0.97%
American Funds Capital Inc Bldr R4 RIREX 47.0% 73,800 0.66%
American Funds Capital Inc Bldr R5 RIRFX 47.0% 73,800 0.37%
American Funds Capital Inc Bldr R6 RIRGX 47.0% 73,800 0.32%
AQR Risk Parity Fund Class I AQRIX 66.0% 613 1.01%
AQR Risk Parity Fund Class N AQRNX 66.0% 613 1.26%
Arrow DWA Tactical A DWTFX 251.0% 183 2.06%
BlackRock Global Allocation Instl MALOX 31.0% 51,700 0.89%
BlackRock Global Allocation Inv A MDLOX 31.0% 51,700 1.16%
BlackRock Global Allocation Inv C MCLOX 31.0% 51,700 1.92%
BlackRock Global Allocation R MRLOX 31.0% 51,700 1.49%
Calamos Global Growth & Income A CVLOX 73.1% 1,600 1.32%
Calamos Global Growth & Income B CVLDX 73.1% 1,600 2.07%
Calamos Global Growth & Income C CVLCX 73.1% 1,600 2.07%
Calamos Global Growth & Income I CGCIX 73.1% 1,600 1.07%
DoubleLine Multi-Asset Growth A DMLAX 48.0% 118 1.67%
DoubleLine Multi-Asset Growth I DMLIX 48.0% 118 1.42%
DWS Global Income Builder A KTR1Z 137.0% 984 0.96%
DWS Global Income Builder A KTRAX 137.0% 984 0.96%
DWS Global Income Builder B KTRBX 137.0% 984 1.92%
DWS Global Income Builder C KTRCX 137.0% 984 1.78%
DWS Global Income Builder S KTRSX 137.0% 984 0.76%
Fidelity Advisor Global Balanced Fund Class A FGLAX 197.0% 507 1.37%
Fidelity Advisor Global Balanced Fund Class T FGLTX 197.0% 507 1.60%
Fidelity Advisor Global Balanced Fund Institutional Class FGLIX 197.0% 507 1.12%
Fidelity Advisor Global Strategies A FDASX 200.0% 381 1.24%
Fidelity Advisor Global Strategies I FDYIX 200.0% 381 0.99%
Fidelity Advisor Global Strategies T FDTSX 200.0% 381 1.49%
Fidelity Global Balanced FGBLX 197.0% 507 1.06%
Fidelity Global Strategies FDYSX 200.0% 381 0.99%
First Eagle Global A SGENX 11.6% 33,000 1.13%
First Eagle Global I SGIIX 11.6% 33,000 0.88%
Goldman Sachs Dynamic Allocation A GDAFX 297.0% 584 1.57%
Goldman Sachs Dynamic Allocation Inst GDIFX 297.0% 584 1.17%
Goldman Sachs Dynamic Allocation IR GDHFX 297.0% 584 1.32%
Goldman Sachs Growth & Inc Strat A GOIAX 35.0% 1,100 1.35%
Goldman Sachs Growth & Inc Strat C GOICX 35.0% 1,100 2.10%
Goldman Sachs Growth & Inc Strat Inst GOIIX 35.0% 1,100 0.95%
Goldman Sachs Growth & Inc Strat IR GPITX 35.0% 1,100 1.10%
Goldman Sachs Growth & Inc Strat R GPIRX 35.0% 1,100 1.60%
Goldman Sachs Growth & Inc Strat Svc GOISX 35.0% 1,100 1.45%
Goldman Sachs Growth Strat A GGSAX 35.0% 897 1.34%
Goldman Sachs Growth Strat B GGSBX 35.0% 897 2.09%
Goldman Sachs Growth Strat C GGSCX 35.0% 897 2.09%
Goldman Sachs Growth Strat Instl GGSIX 35.0% 897 0.94%
Goldman Sachs Growth Strat IR GGSTX 35.0% 897 1.09%
Goldman Sachs Growth Strat R GGSRX 35.0% 897 1.59%
Goldman Sachs Growth Strat Svc GGSSX 35.0% 897 1.44%
Goldman Sachs Satellite Strategies A GXSAX 35.0% 1,100 1.46%
Goldman Sachs Satellite Strategies Instl GXSIX 35.0% 1,100 1.06%
Goldman Sachs Satellite Strategies IR GXSTX 35.0% 1,100 1.21%
Goldman Sachs Satellite Strategies R GXSRX 35.0% 1,100 1.71%
Hartford Global All-Asset A HLAAX 206.0% 806 1.18%
Hartford Global All-Asset Fund Class C HLA1Z 206.0% 806 1.93%
Hartford Global All-Asset Fund Class I HLAIX 206.0% 806 0.93%
Hartford Global All-Asset Fund Class R3 HLARX 206.0% 806 1.43%
Hartford Global All-Asset Fund Class R4 HLASX 206.0% 806 1.13%
Hartford Global All-Asset Fund Class R5 HLATX 206.0% 806 0.93%
Hartford Global Real Asset A HRLAX 145.0% 369 1.25%
Hartford Global Real Asset Fund Class I HRLIX 145.0% 369 1.00%
Hartford Global Real Asset Fund Class R3 HRLRX 145.0% 369 1.50%
Hartford Global Real Asset Fund Class R4 HRLSX 145.0% 369 1.20%
Hartford Global Real Asset Fund Class R5 HRLTX 145.0% 369 1.00%
Hartford Global Real Asset Fund Class Y HRLYX 145.0% 369 0.95%
IVA Worldwide A IVWAX 50.8% 9,000 1.29%
IVA Worldwide C IVW1Z 50.8% 9,000 2.04%
IVA Worldwide I IVWIX 50.8% 9,000 1.04%
Ivy Asset Strategy A WASAX 47.0% 24,400 0.99%
Ivy Asset Strategy B WASBX 47.0% 24,400 1.80%
Ivy Asset Strategy C WASCX 47.0% 24,400 1.74%
Ivy Asset Strategy I IVAEX 47.0% 24,400 0.77%
Ivy Asset Strategy New Opportunities Fund Class I INOIX 54.0% 329 1.25%
Ivy Asset Strategy New Opportunities Fund Class R INORX 54.0% 329 2.02%
Ivy Asset Strategy New Opportunities Fund Class Y INOYX 54.0% 329 1.50%
Ivy Asset Strategy R IASRX 47.0% 24,400 1.36%
Ivy Asset Strategy Y WASYX 47.0% 24,400 0.99%
Ivy Global Income Allocation A IVBAX 61.0% 281 1.35%
Ivy Global Income Allocation C IVBCX 61.0% 281 2.02%
Ivy Global Income Allocation Y IVBYX 61.0% 281 1.17%
Lazard Capital Allctr Opp Str Instl LCAIX 155.0% 261 1.33%
Lazard Capital Allctr Opp Str Open LCAOX 155.0% 261 1.63%
Legg Mason Strategic Real Return Fund Class A LRRAX 70.0% 130 1.35%
Leuthold Global Inst GLBIX 123.5% 402 1.44%
Leuthold Global Retail GLBLX 123.5% 402 1.61%
Loomis Sayles Global Equity and Income A LGMSZ 65.0% 763 1.24%
Loomis Sayles Global Equity and Income C LGMCX 65.0% 763 1.99%
Loomis Sayles Global Equity and Income Y LSWWX 65.0% 763 0.99%
Lord Abbett Global Allocation A LAGEX 27.7% 159 1.41%
Lord Abbett Global Allocation A LAGSZ 27.7% 159 1.41%
Lord Abbett Global Allocation B LAGBX 27.7% 159 2.16%
Lord Abbett Global Allocation I LGEYX 27.7% 159 1.16%
Managers AMG FQ Global Essentials Instl MMAFX 80.0% 112 1.21%
Managers AMG FQ Global Essentials Inv MMAVX 80.0% 112 1.71%
Managers AMG FQ Global Essentials Svc MMASX 80.0% 112 1.39%
MassMutual Select BlackRock Glbl Allc S MGSSX 43.0% 522 0.87%
MFS Global Total Return A MFW1Z 46.0% 818 1.25%
MFS Global Total Return A MFWTX 46.0% 818 1.25%
MFS Global Total Return B MFWBX 46.0% 818 2.00%
MFS Global Total Return R3 MFWHX 46.0% 818 1.25%
MFS Global Total Return R4 MFWJX 46.0% 818 1.00%
Morgan Stanley Global Strategist A SRTAX 123.0% 444 0.98%
Morgan Stanley Global Strategist B SRTBX 123.0% 444 1.73%
Morgan Stanley Global Strategist C SRTCX 123.0% 444 1.73%
Morgan Stanley Global Strategist I SRTDX 123.0% 444 0.73%
Oppenheimer Global Allocation A QVB1Z 77.0% 1,800 1.37%
Oppenheimer Global Allocation A QVB2Z 77.0% 1,800 1.37%
Oppenheimer Global Allocation A QVGIX 77.0% 1,800 1.37%
Oppenheimer Global Allocation C QGRCX 77.0% 1,800 2.08%
Oppenheimer Global Allocation N QGRNX 77.0% 1,800 1.60%
Oppenheimer Global Allocation Y QGRYX 77.0% 1,800 1.04%
PIMCO All Asset All Authority Fund Class A PAUAX 55.0% 18,800 1.54%
PIMCO All Asset All Authority Fund Class D PAUDX 55.0% 18,800 1.51%
PIMCO All Asset All Authority Fund Class P PAUPX 55.0% 18,800 1.21%
PIMCO All Asset All Authority Fund Institutional Class PAUIX 55.0% 18,800 1.11%
PIMCO All Asset Fund Administrative Class PAALX 56.0% 27,300 1.14%
PIMCO All Asset Fund Class A PASAX 56.0% 27,300 1.39%
PIMCO All Asset Fund Class B PASBX 56.0% 27,300 2.13%
PIMCO All Asset Fund Class C PASCX 56.0% 27,300 2.13%
PIMCO All Asset Fund Class D PASDX 56.0% 27,300 1.29%
PIMCO All Asset Fund Class P PALPX 56.0% 27,300 0.99%
PIMCO All Asset Fund Class R PATRX 56.0% 27,300 1.64%
PIMCO All Asset Fund Institutional Class PAAIX 56.0% 27,300 0.89%
PIMCO Global Multi-Asset A PGMAX 94.0% 5,400 1.64%
PIMCO Global Multi-Asset D PGMDX 94.0% 5,400 1.64%
PIMCO Global Multi-Asset Instl PGAIX 94.0% 5,400 1.04%
PIMCO Global Multi-Asset P PGAPX 94.0% 5,400 1.14%
PIMCO Global Multi-Asset R PGMRX 94.0% 5,400 1.89%
Pioneer Multi-Asset Real Return Fund Class A PMARX 205.0% 389 1.33%
Pioneer Multi-Asset Real Return Fund Class C PRCSZ 205.0% 389 2.13%
Pioneer Multi-Asset Real Return Fund Class Y PMYRX 205.0% 389 1.03%
Stadion Managed Portfolio A ETFFX 1.0% 684 1.72%
Stadion Managed Portfolio I ETFVX 1.0% 684 1.46%
Target Moderate Allocation A PAMGX 151.0% 268 1.37%
Target Moderate Allocation B DMGBX 151.0% 268 2.12%
Target Moderate Allocation C PIMGX 151.0% 268 2.12%
Target Moderate Allocation R SPMTZ 151.0% 268 1.62%
Target Moderate Allocation Z PDMZX 151.0% 268 1.12%
Templeton Global Balanced Adv TZINX 19.0% 998 0.96%
Templeton Global Balanced Fund Class A1 TICSZ 19.0% 998 1.21%
Templeton Global Balanced Fund Class C1 TCINX 19.0% 998 1.61%
The Hartford Global All-Asset Fund Class Y HLAYX 206.0% 806 0.88%
Thornburg Investment Income Builder A TIB1Z 30.3% 10,700 1.21%
Thornburg Investment Income Builder A TIBAX 30.3% 10,700 1.21%
Thornburg Investment Income Builder I TIBIX 30.3% 10,700 0.87%
Thornburg Investment Income Builder R3 TIBRX 30.3% 10,700 1.50%
Thornburg Investment Income Builder R4 TIBGX 30.3% 10,700 1.40%
Thornburg Investment Income Builder R5 TIBMX 30.3% 10,700 0.99%
UBS Global Allocation A BNGLX 68.0% 867 1.27%
UBS Global Allocation Y BPGLX 68.0% 867 0.98%
Waddell & Reed Asset Strategy A UNA1Z 72.0% 2,800 1.14%
Waddell & Reed Asset Strategy B WBASX 72.0% 2,800 2.05%
Waddell & Reed Asset Strategy C WCASX 72.0% 2,800 1.95%
Waddell & Reed Asset Strategy Y WYASX 72.0% 2,800 0.84%
Wells Fargo Advantage Asset Alloc A EAAFX 1.0% 7,200 1.33%
Wells Fargo Advantage Asset Alloc Adm EAIFX 1.0% 7,200 1.13%
Wells Fargo Advantage Asset Alloc B EABFX 1.0% 7,200 2.08%
Wells Fargo Advantage Asset Alloc C EACFX 1.0% 7,200 2.08%
Wilmington Multi-Manager Real Asst A WMMRX 199.0% 346 1.39%
Wilmington Multi-Manager Real Asst Instl WMRIX 199.0% 346 1.14%



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Turnover
Turnover represents how much of a mutual fund's holdings are changed over the course of a year through buying and selling. Active mutual funds have an average turnover rate of about 85%, meaning that funds are turning over nearly all of their holdings every year. A high turnover means you could make lower returns because: 1) buying and selling stocks costs money through commissions and spreads and 2) the fund will distribute yearly capital gains which increases your taxes. Look for funds with turnover rates below 50%. For comparison, ETF turnover rates average around 10% or lower.

Assets
Generally, smaller funds do better than larger ones. The more assets in a mutual fund, the lower the chance that it will beat its index. Managers outperform an index by choosing stocks that are undervalued. In order to find these undervalued stocks, the manager has to know more than his competitors to develop an "edge." There are only a finite number of stocks a mutual fund manager can reasonably analyze and actively track to gain such a competitive edge. When the fund has more assets, the manager must analyze large companies because he needs to take larger positions. Large companies are more efficiently priced in the market and it becomes increasingly difficult to get an edge.

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