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Capital Ideas

  • Founded1984

Macro Plus Income

Our Macro Plus Income portfolio is designed for those with a five-year retirement horizon in mind. It seeks a combination of dividend-paying stocks, as well as growth stocks that are trading at reasonable prices compared to their book value. In addition to common stocks, we may hold high-yield bond Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), master limited partnerships (MLPs), and specialized real estate investment trusts (REITs).


  • -6.6%

    Month to date

  • -15.2%

    Quarter to date

  • -15.2%

    Year to date

  • Quarterly vs S&P500

    Quarterly vs S&P500

Risk score

  • 16.7%

    Best quarter

  • -27.2%

    Worst quarter

  • $20,000 investment min
  • 0.9% fee


  • Equity Fund
  • Consumer, Cyclical
  • Consumer, Non-cyclical
  • Financial
  • Communications

Top 5 securities View all


Portfolio commentary

  1. Why I’m wading back into energy stocks

    16 December 2015

    Now's the time to test the waters in the scorched energy sector

  2. Why this energy ETF is worth a serious look 4 November 2015
  3. A rock-solid portfolio built to last 14 October 2015
  4. The paradox of deflation in an ocean of liquidity 6 October 2015
  5. Behind Wall Street’s rah-rah mood on stocks 29 September 2015

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Performance detail

  • Manager (net of fees)


Portfolio inception February 24, 2010

as of February 10, 2016 Manager (net of fees) S&P 500
Month-to-date -6.6% -4.6%
Quarter-to-date -15.2% -9.4%
Last 365 Days -14.2% -10.5%
Since inception (Annualized) 1.1% 9.0%
2016 (YTD) -15.2% -9.4%
2015 -1.3% -0.7%
2014 1.4% 11.4%
2013 26.8% 29.6%
2012 10.2% 13.4%
2011 -14.1% 0.0%

Risk metrics

Last 365 days

as of February 10, 2016 Manager (net of fees) S&P 500
Volatility 18.8% 16.2%
Sharpe Ratio - 0.77 - 0.66
Sortino Ratio - 1.07 - 0.92
Maximum Drawdown -20.6% -13.1%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -4.4% -3.8%
vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio - 0.42
Alpha -3.6%
Beta 1.02
R-Squared 0.78

Latest transactions View all

Average trades per month 9.2
Executed Symbol Security Type Price
02/09/16 FCG First Trust ISE-Revere Natural Gas Index Fund Buy $3.51
02/09/16 CREE Cree Inc Buy $29.83
02/01/16 HEDJ WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund Sell $51.37
02/01/16 FXI iShares China Large-Cap ETF Sell $30.41
01/06/16 FCG First Trust ISE-Revere Natural Gas Index Fund Buy $4.13
12/30/15 DAL Delta Air Lines Inc Buy $51.58
12/29/15 FB Facebook Inc Buy $106.64
12/28/15 INCR INC Research Holdings Inc Sell $49.16

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 asset-weighted average 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. 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. Not all transactions listed will appear in your account due to Covestor's trading rules and individual client constraints. Eligibility of these securities is monitored periodically, and may change over time. Actual client investment holdings may vary.
  10. Index returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Individuals cannot invest directly in an Index. For certain portfolios we use an investable ETF as a benchmark, in these cases returns include management fees, transaction costs and expenses.