Auxan Capital Advisors LLC

Multi-Strategy Sector Rotation

  • Strategy ETFs / Funds
We use a multi-faceted approach. For this particular model, 35% is allocated to a Sector Rotation system (technical analysis based), another 35% to a Calendar system (based on sector seasonality), and the remaining 30% among index strategies that are managed using various types of data and analysis (earnings, inflation, price, linear regression, trend following, volatility, etc). We believe that using multiple strategies adds an important layer of diversification. Our primary aim isn’t necessarily to always outperform a benchmark, but rather to manage risk and achieve consistent returns in all types of markets.
Our approach is quantitative. We use various data sources (sector, index, macroeconomic) and write and backtest algorithms that determine when and what we buy or sell.
Most of the research involves writing the algorithms and backtesting. After that, it’s just a matter of following the rules and researching and testing new ideas as they come along.
Sector Rotation System (35%) – chooses 3 ETFs from a basket of 40 ETFs (various sectors and countries) each month, and occasionally goes defensive into cash or an inverse S&P ETF.

Calendar System (35%) – Rotates between 16 sectors based on seasonality. This will be more aggressive from November through April and more defensive from May through October.

Index Systems (30%) – Uses trend following and linear regression and invests in funds that follow broad indexes.

Cash (Varies) – In some cases, when strategies are out of the market, funds will be parked in some short-term bond ETFs instead of cash.

Number of positions will typically be between 7 and 20. Cash & Short-term bonds may represent 0-50% of the portfolio.  Portfolio turnover will be high. Most trades will result in short-term gains & losses, which may have tax implications for certain investors. Portfolio Beta will vary widely depending on the market circumstances, but overall beta will usually be less than 1.
Selling is based on the rules of each system. The Sector Rotation and Index systems will tend to go to cash relatively quickly, and the Calendar system will move in and out of sectors the same way each year at predetermined dates.
We expect to follow our rules consistently. However, should a significant event take place, we may make exceptions in order to move to safety.



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Quarterly vs S&P500

Quarterly vs S&P500

Risk score

  • 3.6%

    Best quarter

  • -6.6%

    Worst quarter

    • 1.5% fee
    • $30,000 min
  • Required: Margin account

Performance detail

Performance Portfolio inception July 14, 2014

as of March 22, 2017 Manager (net of fees ) S&P 500
Month-to-date -0.4% -0.6%
Quarter-to-date 5.0% 4.9%
Last 365 Days 13.3% 14.6%
Since inception (Annualized) 0.2% 6.6%
2017 (YTD) 5.0% 4.9%
2016 5.7% 9.5%
2015 -8.4% -0.7%

Risk metrics Last 365 days

as of March 22, 2017 Manager (net of fees ) S&P 500
Volatility 8.3% 10.1%
Sharpe Ratio 1.51 1.36
Sortino Ratio 2.01 1.79
Maximum Drawdown -5.2% -5.6%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -1.9% -2.3%
vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio -0.15
Alpha 5.5%
Beta 0.52
R-Squared 0.40


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Latest transactions Average trades per month 14.5

Executed Symbol Security Type Price
March 06, 2017 FXU First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund Buy $27.52
March 06, 2017 FXG First Trust Consumer Staples AlphaDEX Fund Buy $46.32
March 06, 2017 ITA iShares US Aerospace & Defense ETF Buy $151.30
March 06, 2017 FDN First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund Sell $86.41
March 06, 2017 FXH First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX Fund Sell $62.64
March 06, 2017 RYT Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Technology ETF Sell $118.71
March 06, 2017 AMJ JPMorgan Alerian MLP Index ETN Sell $32.99
February 28, 2017 FDN First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund Buy $86.86
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