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BSG&L Financial Services

BSG&L Financial Services

  • EducationUniversity of Houston; Louisiana Tech
  • QualificationsMBA, BS, CFP
  • Investment Experience16 years
  • Founded2003
BSG&L Financial Services
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Growth Plus Income

Our Growth Plus Income portfolio seeks to target an annual yield of 5%. We use both dividend-paying stocks and bond Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) in this growth- and income-oriented portfolio.

The equity portion of the portfolio holds positions in multiple industry sectors. The income portion includes commodity trusts, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) and ETFs.

Risk score

Risk Score 3

Best 30 days


Worst 30 days


  • -5.3%
    30 day
  • -4.4%
    90 day
  • -6.8%
    365 day
    April 18, 2010
Monthly vs S&P500
BSG&L Financial Services - Growth Plus Income Monthly vs S&P500
-20.4% 12 months
  • $20,000 investment min
  • 1.5% fee


  • MLP
  • Energy
  • Industrial
  • Technology
  • Basic Materials

Top 5 securities View all


Portfolio commentary

  1. Getting ready for the oil rebound

    25 March 2015

    Here are my stock picks for the coming energy industry recovery.

  2. Why oil prices will rebound by year-end 20 February 2015
  3. Energy stocks built to survive the oil price collapse 13 February 2015
  4. The global flight to quality lifts the dollar 2 February 2015
  5. Energy price decline will likely proved short-lived 23 December 2014

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Performance detail

  • Manager (net of fees)
  • Russell High Dividend Yield


Covestor inception April 18, 2010

as of March 26, 2015 Manager (net of fees) Russell High Dividend Yield S&P 500
Past 30 days -5.3% -3.0% -2.7%
Past 90 days -4.4% -4.3% -1.1%
Past 365 days -6.8% 10.9% 13.3%
Since Covestor inception (Annualized) 5.6% 15.0% 14.1%
2015 (YTD) -3.3% -2.4% 0.3%
2014 -5.0% 15.6% 13.7%
2013 11.7% 28.0% 32.4%
2012 5.2% 8.4% 16.0%
2011 -5.7% 16.7% 2.1%

Risk metrics

Last 365 days

as of March 26, 2015 Manager (net of fees) Russell High Dividend Yield S&P 500
Best 30 days 8.2% 6.1% 9.7%
Worst 30 days -13.9% -5.6% -6.7%
Volatility 15.9% 10.2% 11.9%
Sharpe Ratio - 0.43 1.06 1.11
Sortino Ratio - 0.54 1.49 1.56
Maximum Drawdown -21.7% -7.5% -7.3%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -3.7% -2.4% -2.8%
vs. Russell High Dividend Yield vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio - 1.31 - 1.82
Alpha -13.9% -18.5%
Beta 0.84 0.96
R-Squared 0.29 0.52
  • $20,000 investment min
  • 1.5% fee

Latest transactions View all

Average trades per month 0.8
Executed Symbol Security Replicable Type Price
03/12/15 HD Home Depot Inc/The Yes Buy $115.71
03/12/15 DIS Walt Disney Co/The Yes Buy $106.39
06/17/14 LINE Linn Energy LLC Yes Buy $31.27
06/17/14 APC Anadarko Petroleum Corp Yes Buy $107.58
01/14/14 PSEC Prospect Capital Corp Yes Buy $11.19
01/14/14 EMR Emerson Electric Co Yes Buy $68.85
09/12/13 ETN Eaton Corp PLC Yes Buy $67.24
09/12/13 KMP Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP Yes Buy $79.94

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.