Cheng Yuan Profile Picture Individual Investor

Cheng Yuan

Software Development Manager,Financial Services

  • QualificationsBSc Computer Science
  • Investment Experience6 years

Value with Catalyst

My portfolio invests in deeply discounted companies that I believe have a potential catalyst in place that will unlock shareholder value. I am willing to hold cash until an opportunity arises. The portfolio does not have specific market cap or industry restrictions. It tends to be concentrated in a small number of holdings.

Risk score

Risk Score 4

Best 30 days


Worst 30 days


  • -2.0%
    30 day
  • -10.5%
    90 day
  • -2.4%
    365 day
    March 10, 2010
Monthly vs S&P500
Cheng Yuan - Value with Catalyst Monthly vs S&P500
-13.1% 12 months

Portfolio currently closed to new investors. Let me know if space becomes available.

  • $5,000 investment min
  • 1.5% fee


  • Financial
  • REIT

Top 5 securities View all


Portfolio commentary

  1. Reading International reveals $100 million buyout offer for two NYC properties

    20 June 2012

    Reading’s current market capitalization is about $130 million.

  2. Still bullish on Reading International - here's why 13 September 2011
  3. Forward-looking research is essential to smart investing 6 September 2011
  4. Such a drastic change in market valuation prompts re-evaluation of investment theses (RDI, ENZN) 11 August 2011
  5. Enzon Pharmaceuticals: Plenty of cash and a promising royalty stream (ENZN) 19 July 2011

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Performance detail

  • Manager (net of fees)


Covestor inception March 10, 2010

as of May 26, 2015 Manager (net of fees) S&P 500
Past 30 days -2.0% -0.4%
Past 90 days -10.5% 0.0%
Past 365 days -2.4% 13.0%
Since Covestor inception (Annualized) 7.2% 14.8%
2015 (YTD) 0.9% 3.0%
2014 1.7% 13.7%
2013 15.5% 32.4%
2012 26.7% 16.0%
2011 -15.6% 2.1%

Risk metrics

Last 365 days

as of May 26, 2015 Manager (net of fees) S&P 500
Best 30 days 15.4% 9.7%
Worst 30 days -15.8% -6.7%
Volatility 25.0% 11.7%
Sharpe Ratio - 0.10 1.11
Sortino Ratio - 0.15 1.61
Maximum Drawdown -16.3% -7.3%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -5.8% -2.7%
vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio - 0.65
Alpha -8.8%
Beta 0.73
R-Squared 0.12

Portfolio currently closed to new investors. Let me know if space becomes available.

  • $5,000 investment min
  • 1.5% fee

Latest transactions View all

Average trades per month 0.7
Executed Symbol Security Replicable Type Price
10/14/14 ALBKY Alpha Bank AE Yes Buy $0.18
10/14/14 ALBKY Alpha Bank AE Yes Buy $0.18
10/07/14 ALBKY Alpha Bank AE Yes Buy $0.19
10/01/14 FNMA Federal National Mortgage Association Yes Buy $1.97
10/01/14 FNMA Federal National Mortgage Association Yes Buy $1.20
08/06/14 ALBKY Alpha Bank AE Yes Buy $0.21
04/29/14 OIBR Oi SA Yes Sell $0.89
04/02/14 ADT ADT Corp/The Yes Sell $31.00

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.
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  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.
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