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Crabtree Asset Mgmt

Crabtree Asset Mgmt

  • EducationUniversity of Texas at Austin, McCombs School Of Business; U Mass Amherst
  • QualificationsMBA
  • Investment Experience20 years
  • Founded2009

Crabtree Technology

Crabtree Technology is a science and technology, long-only investment strategy. It seeks to outperform the Merrill Lynch Technology 100 Index.  

The strategy seeks companies that consistently meet three criteria that Barry calls the Crabtree Attributes:

Potential investments must a) consistently generate cash, b) hold on to or increase their market share, and c) do so while executing on their operational and financial plans.

Risk score

Risk Score 4

Best 30 days


Worst 30 days


  • -4.5%
    30 day
  • -11.6%
    90 day
  • -1.7%
    365 day
    September 30, 2011
Monthly vs S&P500
Crabtree Asset Mgmt - Crabtree Technology Monthly vs S&P500
-2.2% 12 months
  • $30,000 investment min
  • Margin account required
  • 1% fee


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

Top 5 securities View all


Portfolio commentary

  1. Ferrari IPO: Red cars and red flags

    5 August 2015

    Ferrari's low-volume strategy raises questions about growth.

  2. Apple, Google and the rise of Godzilla tech stocks 24 July 2015
  3. A skeptic's take on tech darling GoPro 8 June 2015
  4. Hey America: Cheer Up! 13 May 2015
  5. 3 small-cap, tech stocks that thrill me 23 March 2015

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Performance detail

Pre-Covestor performance history

  • Manager (net of fees)
  • Russell 2000 Growth


Covestor inception September 30, 2011

as of August 31, 2015 Manager (net of fees) Russell 2000 Growth S&P 500
Past 30 days -4.5% -7.6% -6.0%
Past 90 days -11.6% -6.2% -6.0%
Past 365 days -1.7% 5.1% 0.5%
Since Covestor inception (Annualized) 18.8% 19.5% 17.7%
2015 (YTD) -7.3% 0.9% -2.9%
2014 7.7% 5.6% 13.7%
2013 46.8% 43.3% 32.4%
2012 18.3% 14.6% 16.0%

Risk metrics

Last 365 days

as of August 31, 2015 Manager (net of fees) Russell 2000 Growth S&P 500
Best 30 days 14.3% 14.4% 9.7%
Worst 30 days -8.8% -10.7% -10.0%
Volatility 16.9% 17.6% 14.2%
Sharpe Ratio - 0.10 0.29 0.03
Sortino Ratio - 0.15 0.42 0.05
Maximum Drawdown -17.5% -14.1% -12.0%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -3.9% -4.1% -3.3%
vs. Russell 2000 Growth vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio - 1.05 - 0.22
Alpha -6.1% -1.7%
Beta 0.89 0.98
R-Squared 0.87 0.67
  • $30,000 investment min
  • Margin account required
  • 1% fee

Latest transactions View all

Average trades per month 6.0
Executed Symbol Security Type Price
08/19/15 HILL Dot Hill Systems Corp Sell $9.68
07/24/15 QSII Quality Systems Inc Sell $12.84
06/02/15 GD General Dynamics Corp Buy $140.47
06/02/15 ARC ARC Document Solutions Inc Buy $7.60
06/02/15 SZMK Sizmek Inc Buy $7.05
06/02/15 TTEK Tetra Tech Inc Buy $26.07
06/02/15 SWIR Sierra Wireless Inc Sell $30.30
06/01/15 WIRE Encore Wire Corp Buy $44.02

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. 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.
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  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.
  11. This portfolio was launched on Covestor on September 30, 2011. Trading history prior to launch is GIPS verified and provided by the manager. Covestor has not reviewed this performance data but has received manager confirmation that it adheres to the current strategy.