Darren McCammon Profile Picture Individual Investor

Fifty Plus

The Fifty Plus portfolio is designed for income-seeking retirees, individuals approaching retirement, or for those who want to supplement an existing low-volatility portfolio. It invests in income-producing stocks, real estate investment trusts (REITs), preferred stocks, master limited partnerships (MLPs), closed-end funds and bond exchange traded funds (ETFs).  My personal investment goal is to invest in industries and sectors that I believe will benefit from current macroeconomic conditions.

Risk score

Risk Score 4
Leverage: 1.60

Best 30 days


Worst 30 days


  • 7.0%
    30 day
  • 16.2%
    90 day
  • -0.4%
    365 day
    November 23, 2012
Monthly vs S&P500
Darren McCammon - Fifty Plus Monthly vs S&P500
-19.8% 12 months

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

  • $20,000 investment min
  • Margin account required
  • 1% fee


  • MLP
  • Financial
  • REIT
  • Equity Fund
  • Energy

Top 5 securities View all


Portfolio commentary

  1. A stronger US economy lifts casino stocks

    12 March 2015

    Regional casino stocks look attractive as growth picks up.

  2. What really motivates the House of Saud 10 December 2014
  3. Amid the energy selloff the ultimate oil tanker play 23 October 2014
  4. Retirement investing: Is an IRA or 401(k) right for you? 1 October 2014
  5. This top retirement destination offers an investing lesson 29 August 2014

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Performance detail

  • Manager (net of fees)
  • Dow Jones Aggressive


Covestor inception November 23, 2012

as of April 16, 2015 Manager (net of fees) Dow Jones Aggressive S&P 500
Past 30 days 7.0% 3.4% 1.6%
Past 90 days 16.2% 8.0% 4.8%
Past 365 days -0.4% 12.4% 15.4%
Since Covestor inception (Annualized) 11.3% 18.1% 20.7%
2015 (YTD) 14.1% 6.3% 2.8%
2014 -11.9% 6.6% 13.7%
2013 27.4% 27.0% 32.4%

Risk metrics

Last 365 days

as of April 16, 2015 Manager (net of fees) Dow Jones Aggressive S&P 500
Best 30 days 11.9% 7.8% 9.7%
Worst 30 days -15.1% -7.3% -6.7%
Volatility 18.1% 9.8% 11.5%
Sharpe Ratio - 0.02 1.26 1.33
Sortino Ratio - 0.03 1.61 1.90
Maximum Drawdown -20.6% -8.8% -7.3%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -4.2% -2.3% -2.7%
vs. Dow Jones Aggressive vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio - 0.81 - 0.99
Alpha -9.8% -10.5%
Beta 0.93 0.79
R-Squared 0.25 0.25

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

  • $20,000 investment min
  • Margin account required
  • 1% fee

Latest transactions View all

Average trades per month 5.5
Executed Symbol Security Replicable Type Price
03/13/15 BCRH Blue Capital Reinsurance Holdings Ltd Yes Buy $17.19
03/09/15 MITT AG Mortgage Investment Trust Inc Yes Sell $18.49
03/09/15 ANH Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp Yes Buy $5.16
03/06/15 BIF Boulder Growth & Income Fund Inc Yes Buy $8.63
03/05/15 NMFC New Mountain Finance Corp Yes Sell $14.59
03/05/15 NMFC New Mountain Finance Corp Yes Sell $14.59
02/20/15 TREE LendingTree Inc Yes Sell short $43.75
02/20/15 FBC Flagstar Bancorp Inc Yes Sell $14.61

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.
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  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. 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.
  10. Index returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Individuals cannot invest directly in an Index.