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Clearbrook Capital Advisors

Clearbrook Capital Advisors

Undervalued Opportunities

  • Asset class Equity
  • Strategy Aggressive
  • Specialist focus Leverage, short
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.



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Quarterly vs S&P500

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Risk score

  • 55.5%

    Best quarter

  • -6.0%

    Worst quarter

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

Performance detail

  • Manager (net of fees )


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

Top 5 securities

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Performance Portfolio inception May 31, 2011

as of May 26, 2016 Manager (net of fees ) S&P 500
Month-to-date -1.2% 1.2%
Quarter-to-date -2.0% 1.5%
Last 365 Days -12.4% -1.6%
Since inception (Annualized) 29.2% 9.2%
2016 (YTD) -7.0% 2.3%
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 26, 2016 Manager (net of fees ) S&P 500
Volatility 7.8% 16.6%
Sharpe Ratio - 1.63 - 0.11
Sortino Ratio - 2.09 - 0.16
Maximum Drawdown -14.9% -14.1%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -1.8% -3.9%
vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio - 0.68
Alpha -12.9%
Beta 0.15
R-Squared 0.11

Latest transactions Average trades per month 22.1

Executed Symbol Security Type Price
05/25/16 ZG Zillow Group Inc Buy $29.24
05/17/16 HUBS HubSpot Inc Sell short $44.27
05/12/16 UA Under Armour Inc Buy $38.00
05/04/16 HUBS HubSpot Inc Buy to cover $46.38
04/28/16 SAM Boston Beer Co Inc/The Buy $156.25
04/28/16 SPY SPDR S&P500 ETF Trust Buy $209.67
04/07/16 CMG Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc Sell short $451.25
04/04/16 HUBS HubSpot Inc Sell short $42.70
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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.
  11. 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.
  12. This portfolio uses borrowed funds or leverage to fund investments. 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.