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Eric Linser

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Eric Linser
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Eagle Portfolio

Together, the combination of short-term disappointment and long-term value define a statistically mis-priced opportunity that we can exploit to the benefit of our investors.

Risk score

Risk Score 4

Best 30 days


Worst 30 days


  • 5.4%
    30 day
  • 5.1%
    90 day
  • 11.6%
    365 day
    March 30, 2011
Monthly vs S&P500
Eric Linser - Eagle Portfolio Monthly vs S&P500
-6.7% 12 months
  • $50,000 investment min
  • Margin account required
  • 1% fee


  • Equity Fund
  • Consumer, Non-cyclical
  • Financial
  • Communications
  • Technology

Top 5 securities View all


Portfolio commentary

  1. The bull market in stocks is far from over

    12 September 2014

    The stock market rally has more legs than you think.

  2. Uncertainty ahead, but here's reason for optimism 23 July 2012
  3. Covestor profiles: Eric Linser 19 July 2012
  4. Commodities demand should stay high 21 November 2011
  5. Sitting here in limbo 16 November 2011

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Performance detail

  • Manager (net of fees)


Covestor inception March 30, 2011

as of February 25, 2015 Manager (net of fees) S&P 500
Past 30 days 5.4% 3.0%
Past 90 days 5.1% 2.5%
Past 365 days 11.6% 16.9%
Since Covestor inception (Annualized) 11.0% 15.1%
2015 (YTD) 5.7% 3.0%
2014 7.3% 13.7%
2013 32.0% 32.4%
2012 10.5% 16.0%

Risk metrics

Last 365 days

as of February 25, 2015 Manager (net of fees) S&P 500
Best 30 days 11.1% 9.7%
Worst 30 days -9.1% -6.7%
Volatility 14.6% 11.6%
Sharpe Ratio 0.79 1.46
Sortino Ratio 1.17 2.04
Maximum Drawdown -10.3% -7.3%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -3.4% -2.7%
vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio - 0.84
Alpha -6.7%
Beta 1.14
R-Squared 0.82
  • $50,000 investment min
  • Margin account required
  • 1% fee

Latest transactions View all

Average trades per month 8.6
Executed Symbol Security Replicable Type Price
01/05/15 TSCO Tractor Supply Co Yes Buy $76.34
01/05/15 VIS Vanguard Industrials ETF Yes Sell $104.00
01/05/15 FXR First Trust Industrials/Producer Durables AlphaDEX Fund Yes Sell $29.43
01/05/15 PRN PowerShares Dynamic Industrials Sector Portfolio Yes Sell $46.06
01/05/15 DECK Deckers Outdoor Corp Yes Buy $88.25
01/05/15 CRM inc Yes Buy $58.03
01/05/15 Q Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc Yes Buy $58.19
01/05/15 ITA iShares US Aerospace & Defense ETF Yes Buy $112.40

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 average, time-weighted 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.
  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. 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.