Universe of Index Components/b>
The universe includes listed US and European financial instruments. These instruments include equities included in the following indices: Russel 3000, S & P 500, Nasdaq Composite, STOXX Europe 600, HDAX and Cash. In addition, index options and futures on these indices and highly liquid money market funds are part of the universe.
Index Components and their selection
From the entire universe of index components, individual financial instruments can only be added as index components for inclusion in the index if they meet certain selection criteria. These selection criteria are checked by the Index Allocator:
- Price within one day from an independent third party
- Sufficiently liquid securities with an acceptable trading volume and market value
- Acceptable risk
In order to do justice to the focus of the index, by default the allocation of values is only made to those values that are part of the HDAX and the Nasdaq 100. The Index Allocator has discretionary powers to extend the range of instruments to the entire universe of index components.
Allocation of Index Components
The Index Allocator uses a proprietary, quantitative, rule-based and systematic algorithm to determine the allocation of index components.
From the universe of index components, the algorithm selects those stocks with a high relative strength that meet the selection criteria for the index. The algorithm aims to invest in stocks with a long and healthy uptrend. Based on identified signals, the algorithm assigns a weight to the instrument.