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American Values Investments

American Values Investments

  • Founded1996

American Heroes

The American Heroes portfolio uses proprietary methodology to determine and rank "American Hero Companies.” We at American Values Investments also perform additional fundamental analysis on our potential investments before making any decisions. Our portfolio typically holds about two dozen stocks that are diversified across sectors.

Risk score

Risk Score 3

Best 30 days


Worst 30 days


  • 1.6%
    30 day
  • -1.9%
    90 day
  • 2.4%
    365 day
    April 11, 2010
Monthly vs S&P500
American Values Investments - American Heroes Monthly vs S&P500
-15.8% 12 months
  • $20,000 investment min
  • 1% fee


  • Replicable
  • Non-replicable

Top 5 securities View all


Portfolio commentary

  1. 5 charities that deserve your donation dollars

    23 September 2014

    These charities spend at least 90 cents of every dollar on the programs and services they deliver.

  2. Covestor manager on socially responsible investing 11 December 2013
  3. Carter Lecraw: Aligning stock picks with American Values 15 May 2013
  4. A new lineup for the American Heroes portfolio 12 May 2013
  5. A modest proposal to save America 9 May 2013

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Performance detail

  • Manager (net of fees)


Covestor inception April 11, 2010

as of October 23, 2014 Manager (net of fees) S&P 500
Past 30 days 1.6% -1.5%
Past 90 days -1.9% -0.9%
Past 365 days 2.4% 14.0%
Since Covestor inception (Annualized) 10.5% 13.8%
2014 (YTD) 0.1% 7.3%
2013 20.3% 32.4%
2012 10.1% 16.0%
2011 2.8% 2.1%

Risk metrics

Last 365 days

as of October 23, 2014 Manager (net of fees) S&P 500
Best 30 days 7.9% 7.9%
Worst 30 days -5.4% -6.7%
Volatility 10.3% 10.9%
Sharpe Ratio 0.23 1.28
Sortino Ratio 0.32 1.68
Maximum Drawdown -7.8% -7.3%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -2.4% -2.5%
vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio - 2.76
Alpha -9.0%
Beta 0.87
R-Squared 0.85
  • $20,000 investment min
  • 1% fee

Latest transactions View all

Average trades per month 1.9
Executed Symbol Security Replicable Type Price
03/28/14 XLNX Xilinx Inc Yes Buy $54.08
03/28/14 VAR Varian Medical Systems Inc Yes Buy $83.08
03/28/14 TSCO Tractor Supply Co Yes Buy $70.99
03/28/14 TESS Tessco Technologies Inc Yes Buy $35.40
03/28/14 SJM JM Smucker Co/The Yes Buy $96.73
03/28/14 POT Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc Yes Buy $35.74
03/28/14 OXY Occidental Petroleum Corp Yes Buy $94.91
03/28/14 NNN National Retail Properties Inc Yes Buy $33.98

Important Information

  1. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
  2. Performance of the portfolio manager's account is calculated by Covestor on a daily time-weighted basis, including cash, dividends and earnings distributions and broker commissions. Manager returns include trades and positions that fail Covestor's trading rules, as a result, actual client returns will differ. Covestor advisory fees are simulated and applied retro-actively to present the portfolio return "net-of-fees".
  3. Average client returns are calculated by Covestor and are composed of the average, time-weighted returns of all active client investments (some of which may contain investment restrictions) to the underlying portfolio. These daily average returns are then linked together for the timeframe presented. These returns include cash, dividends, earnings distributions, brokerage commissions and Covestor advisory fees.
  4. All graph data is as of the end of day for the referenced period, unless otherwise specified. The investment minimum is the minimum investment required to follow a particular portfolio. The minimum amount is determined by Covestor, based on the characteristics of the underlying portfolio. It should not be considered as specific investment advice for your investment situation.
  5. The performance charts are provided for informational purposes only, and should not be used as the basis for making an investment decision. Variables such as corporate actions or foreign exchange may affect daily performance displays. We rely on mathematical formulas, computer programs, and pricing information from third-party vendors to provide these returns. Neither Covestor nor any of its data or content providers shall be liable for any errors in this information or any actions taken by you in reliance upon this information.
  6. Benchmark returns have been calculated by Covestor using a time-weighted calculation of daily index valuations. Benchmarks presented are total return and therefore inclusive of cash, dividends and earnings distributions but not transaction costs. More
  7. Leverage indicates the level of margin utilized and is calculated by dividing gross exposure by portfolio net liquidation value.
  8. All Portfolio Manager information including personal data, profiles, strategies, monthly investment reports, and historical results outside of Covestor has been provided by the Portfolio Manager. Covestor makes no representation or warranty of its accuracy, completeness or relevance and it does not represent the opinions of Covestor. Transaction history is available upon request. Portfolio classifications are provided by Covestor, and are intended to serve as a general guide.
  9. Transactions that are marked as "Replicable" passed Covestor's trading rules and were eligible for replication at the time of execution, subject to individual client constraints. Eligibility for replication may change over time. Actual client investment trade activity may vary.
  10. Index returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Individuals cannot invest directly in an Index.