Clearbrook Capital Advisors

Undervalued Opportunities

  • Additional attributes Leverage, Short
  • Strategy Stocks
The Undervalued Opportunities investment strategy is suited for investors who are seeking concentrated exposure to securities.  The strategy will seek both investment in securities and short selling.   Through active management the strategy strives to beat the annualized returns of the S&P 500 over a long period of time.    

The strategy tends to look for investments in companies experiencing periods of growth in their businesses.  However, the strategy will seek investments in any situation where it feels the opportunity for reward sufficiently outweighs the corresponding risk.  

Fundamental analysis generally forms the basis for our long or short thesis.  This may include but is not limited to: an understanding of the company’s business, an evaluation of company management, the company’s standing within its industry, analysis of the company’s financial statements and annual filings.  Additionally, we may engage in forms of cyclical analysis and technical analysis.

Capital is allocated to our best ideas.  This will normally result in a concentrated portfolio of holdings.  The strategy may use leverage when it believes advantageous based on market conditions or security specific opportunity.   

Portfolio holdings are reviewed periodically.  Holdings are evaluated for potential thesis change.  Holdings are sold if it is believed that capital could be more effectively allocated.

The portfolio may engage in the buying or shorting of ETFs and ADRs, hold high levels of cash, or trade any other publicly traded instrument (within the parameters outlined by Covestor), if it believes there is sufficient opportunity for investment returns.

Portfolio Manager performance


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Year to date


Quarterly vs S&P500

Quarterly vs S&P500

Risk score

  • 55.5%

    Best quarter

  • -10.7%

    Worst quarter

    • 1.5% fee
    • $20,000 min
  • Required: Margin account

Portfolio Manager performance graph

All performance information on this page is based on the performance of the Portfolio Manager’s account. Client performance may differ. Client account performance is displayed on the client dashboard.

Performance Portfolio inception May 31, 2011

as of May 23, 2017 Manager (net of fees ) S&P 500
Month-to-date 7.3% 0.6%
Quarter-to-date 16.8% 1.5%
Last 365 Days 15.2% 17.1%
Since inception (Annualized) 26.9% 10.1%
2017 (YTD) 20.3% 7.1%
2016 -10.5% 9.5%
2015 -6.5% -0.7%
2014 8.9% 11.4%
2013 140.0% 29.6%
2012 44.8% 13.4%

Risk metrics Last 365 days

as of May 23, 2017 Manager (net of fees ) S&P 500
Volatility 18.1% 9.7%
Sharpe Ratio 0.79 1.67
Sortino Ratio 1.06 2.10
Maximum Drawdown -15.0% -5.6%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -4.2% -2.3%
vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio -0.12
Alpha 0.3%
Beta 0.95
R-Squared 0.26


  • Communications
  • Consumer, Cyclical
  • Consumer, Non-cyclical

Top 5 securities

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Latest transactions Average trades per month 20.1

Executed Symbol Security Type Price
May 15, 2017 SNAP Snap Inc Buy $20.70
May 12, 2017 RH RH Buy $56.93
May 11, 2017 TWTR Twitter Inc Buy $18.45
May 11, 2017 SNAP Snap Inc Sell short $18.20
May 11, 2017 WB Weibo Corp Buy $62.75
May 10, 2017 WB Weibo Corp Buy $61.57
May 10, 2017 TRIP TripAdvisor Inc Sell $47.23
May 10, 2017 TRIP TripAdvisor Inc Sell $47.09
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Important Information

  1. Past performance is no guarantee of future results, and all investments, including those in this portfolio, involve the risk of loss, including loss of principal and a reduction in earnings.  
  2. All performance information on this page is based on the performance of the Portfolio Manager’s account, using the manager’s own funds. Portfolio Manager’s pre-Covestor performance information may include performance of non-Covestor client accounts. Performance of the Portfolio Manager's account is calculated by Covestor on a daily time-weighted basis, including cash, dividends and earnings distributions and reflects the deduction of 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 retroactively to present the portfolio return "net-of-fees".
  3. None of the performance information displayed on this page is based on the actual performance of any Covestor client account investing in this portfolio. The performance in a Covestor client account invested in this portfolio may differ (i.e., be lower or higher) from the Portfolio Manager’s account performance based on any trading restrictions imposed by the client (resulting in different account holdings), time of initial investment, amount of investment, frequency and size of cash flows in and out of the client account, applicable brokerage commissions, and different corporate actions. Clients investing in this portfolio may view the actual performance of their investment in this portfolio by logging into their Covestor account and reviewing their customized dashboard.
  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. 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 displayed have been calculated by Covestor using daily benchmark prices and do not include dividend income. More information here. For certain portfolios Covestor uses an index as a benchmark, while for others it uses an investable exchange traded fund (ETF) as a benchmark. Index returns do not reflect the deduction of any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Individuals cannot invest directly in an index. Investable ETF returns reflect the deduction of (i.e., are net of) management fees, transaction costs and expenses.
  7. 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 of Portfolio Managers is available upon request. Portfolio classifications are provided by Covestor, and are intended to serve as a general guide.
  8. Not all transactions listed will appear in accounts 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.
  9. This portfolio uses short selling. Short selling is more complex than simply owning securities, involves a high degree of risk, is highly speculative, and is not suitable for all investors. The risk of loss associated with short selling is virtually unlimited. Short selling may also involve additional expenses and risks, including hard-to-borrow stock charges and buy-in risk. You should only select a portfolio using short selling if you are comfortable with the level of risk involved in short selling.
  10. This portfolio uses borrowed funds or leverage to fund investments. Leverage indicates the level of margin utilized and is calculated by dividing gross exposure by portfolio net liquidation value. Leverage involves a high degree of risk, is highly speculative, and is not suitable for all investors. Leverage increases both the amount you may lose and the amount you may make in a portfolio, leading to higher returns in the case of favorable market movements but also larger losses under adverse market conditions. You may also incur additional expenses associated with borrowing funds. You should only select a portfolio using leverage if you are comfortable with the level of risk involved in using leverage.