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Focused Stock Research

Jen Sokira, Editor & Walt Sokira Publisher,Financial Services,Focused Stock Research

  • Founded2011

Focused Stock Equity Income

Our High-Yield Equity Income portfolio invests in common stocks, preferred stocks, MLPs and REITs. Stocks are evaluated using a blend of value and growth principles, however the main emphasis is yield.  Therefore, the majority of this portfolio's return is expected to come from the holdings high-yields.  While seeking some appreciation potential the portfolio assumes that the investment capital can be recovered over time as securities are sold.  Simply, winners and losers will net-out.

Risk score

Risk Score 3
3
10.3%

Best 30 days

-8.1%

Worst 30 days

Performance

  • 1.4%
    30 day
  • 1.5%
    90 day
  • 3.7%
    365 day
    October 20, 2011
Monthly vs S&P500
Focused Stock Research - Focused Stock Equity Income Monthly vs S&P500
-12.8% 12 months
  • $30,000 investment min
  • 1.5% fee

Exposure

29.1%
15.8%
14.9%
10.1%
8.3%
  • Consumer, Non-cyclical
  • Consumer, Cyclical
  • Energy
  • MLP
  • Technology

Top 5 securities View all

8.1%
6.2%
6.2%
6.1%
5.8%

Portfolio commentary

  1. Covestor managers buy retail stocks despite scary headlines

    10 July 2012

    Covestor managers are still scooping up select retail stocks -- doubling down in some instances-- despite a new landslide of worrying data for the group.

  2. Ignore the market swings and stay focused on value 2 June 2012
  3. Beware of mindless diversification when it comes to stock picking 11 April 2012
  4. Apple and Starbucks are just getting started 20 March 2012
  5. You have to keep it simple 14 February 2012

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Performance detail

  • Manager (net of fees)
  • Russell High Dividend Yield

Performance

Covestor inception October 20, 2011

as of October 30, 2014 Manager (net of fees) Russell High Dividend Yield S&P 500
Past 30 days 1.4% 3.3% 1.3%
Past 90 days 1.5% 5.1% 4.1%
Past 365 days 3.7% 16.1% 15.5%
Since Covestor inception (Annualized) 9.9% 18.6% 20.3%
2014 (YTD) 2.8% 12.3% 9.7%
2013 15.1% 28.0% 32.4%
2012 5.9% 8.4% 16.0%

Risk metrics

Last 365 days

as of October 30, 2014 Manager (net of fees) Russell High Dividend Yield S&P 500
Best 30 days 5.6% 7.2% 7.9%
Worst 30 days -7.2% -4.2% -6.7%
Volatility 9.3% 9.0% 11.0%
Sharpe Ratio 0.40 1.79 1.41
Sortino Ratio 0.57 2.55 1.85
Maximum Drawdown -9.4% -4.9% -7.3%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -2.1% -2.1% -2.5%
vs. Russell High Dividend Yield vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio - 2.12 - 2.12
Alpha -8.5% -6.8%
Beta 0.82 0.73
R-Squared 0.63 0.74
  • $30,000 investment min
  • 1.5% fee

Latest transactions View all

Average trades per month 2.7
Executed Symbol Security Replicable Type Price
05/14/14 RIG Transocean Ltd Yes Buy $42.25
05/14/14 FE FirstEnergy Corp Yes Buy $32.62
05/14/14 BF/B Brown-Forman Corp Yes Buy $91.00
05/14/14 GNC GNC Holdings Inc Yes Buy $37.75
05/14/14 SBUX Starbucks Corp Yes Buy $71.07
05/13/14 GSpB Goldman Sachs Group Inc/The,FIXED,6.200%,PERP/CALL Yes Buy $24.89
05/13/14 PER SandRidge Permian Trust Yes Buy $12.09
05/13/14 CHKR Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust Yes Buy $11.71

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.