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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

Best 30 days


Worst 30 days


  • 1.5%
    30 day
  • -0.4%
    90 day
  • 8.3%
    365 day
    October 20, 2011
Monthly vs S&P500
Focused Stock Research - Focused Stock Equity Income Monthly vs S&P500
-13.2% 12 months
  • $30,000 subscription min
  • 1.5% fee


  • Replicable
  • Non-replicable

Top 5 Holdings View all


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)


Inception October 20, 2011

as of April 23, 2014 Manager (net of fees) S&P 500
Past 30 days 1.5% 1.1%
Past 90 days -0.4% 3.1%
Past 365 days 8.3% 21.3%
Since Inception (Annualized) 10.7% 21.5%
2014 (YTD) -0.4% 2.1%
2013 15.1% 32.4%
2012 6.3% 16.0%

Risk metrics

Last 365 days

as of April 23, 2014 Manager (net of fees) S&P 500
Best 30 days 6.8% 7.9%
Worst 30 days -5.4% -4.8%
Volatility 9.8% 11.3%
Sharpe Ratio 0.84 1.88
Sortino Ratio 1.14 2.63
Maximum Drawdown -6.4% -5.7%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -2.3% -2.6%
vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio - 2.58
Alpha -7.0%
Beta 0.78
R-Squared 0.80
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  • 1.5% fee

Latest transactions View all

Average trades per month 2.8
Executed Symbol Security Replicable Type Price
12/02/13 O Realty Income Corp Yes Buy $38.10
09/26/13 GSVC GSV Capital Corp Yes Buy $15.22
09/24/13 ABBV AbbVie Inc Yes Buy $46.84
08/16/13 ABT Abbott Laboratories Yes Sell $34.78
08/16/13 STON Stonemor Partners LP Yes Buy $23.50
08/13/13 MAT Mattel Inc Yes Sell $42.52
04/09/13 PER SandRidge Permian Trust Yes Buy $14.58
04/09/13 CHKR Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust Yes Buy $14.69

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 that fail Covestor's trading rules, do not reflect any Covestor suitability or risk score restrictions and are exclusive of Covestor fees. More
  3. Average subscription returns ("Avg Sub" or "Avg Client") are calculated by Covestor and are composed of the average, daily, time weighted returns of all active subscriptions to the underlying portfolio. These daily average returns are then linked together for the timeframe requested. In addition, these returns include cash, dividends and earnings distributions, brokerage commissions, Covestor advisory fees, and reflect individual client suitability and risk score restrictions. More
  4. All graph data is as of the end of day for the referenced period, unless otherwise specified. The subscription minimum is the minimum subscription 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 (Approach, Asset Class) are provided by Covestor, and are intended to serve as a general guide.
  9. These securities are currently held in the portfolio manager's brokerage account. Holdings in the "Replicable Holdings" table currently pass Covestor's trading rules, subject to individual client constraints. Eligibility for replication may change over time. Actual client subscription holdings may vary.
  10. These transactions were executed in the portfolio manager's brokerage account. Those marked as "Replicable Transactions" 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 subscription trade activity may vary.
  11. S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged index compiled by Standard & Poor´s Corp. Index returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Individuals cannot invest directly in an Index. S&P 500 index data: S&P/Dow Jones Indices LLC, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies Copyright © 2014.