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HCB Investment Management

HCB Investment Management

  • EducationMBA, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Founded2005

Tactical Energy

The Tactical Energy portfolio invests in energy exploration and production (E&P) companies. It makes its allocations based on a structured process and seeks to deliver risk-adjusted returns that may offer better value than buy-and-hold investments in the energy E&P sector.

Risk score

Risk Score 5

Best 30 days


Worst 30 days


  • 3.6%
    30 day
  • 7.0%
    90 day
  • -27.3%
    365 day
    May 29, 2013
Monthly vs S&P500
HCB Investment Management - Tactical Energy Monthly vs S&P500
-35.0% 12 months

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  • $10,000 investment min
  • Margin account required
  • 1% fee


  • Equity Fund
  • Commodity Fund

Top 5 securities View all


Portfolio commentary

  1. Yieldcos: Be wary of this renewable energy play

    5 November 2015

    These investments often hold risky solar and wind energy assets

  2. Anatomy of an energy market meltdown 13 August 2015
  3. Behind the coal industry’s alarming decline 19 June 2015
  4. Energy sector stock valuations are stretched 20 April 2015
  5. Energy stocks will still be stressed in 2015 20 January 2015

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Performance detail

  • Manager (net of fees)
  • S&P Oil & Gas E&P


Covestor inception May 29, 2013

as of November 27, 2015 Manager (net of fees) S&P Oil & Gas E&P S&P 500
Past 30 days 3.6% 1.9% 0.2%
Past 90 days 7.0% -0.1% 5.7%
Past 365 days -27.3% -36.0% 3.0%
Since Covestor inception (Annualized) -13.9% -17.8% 12.3%
2015 (YTD) -14.9% -22.1% 3.5%
2014 -23.5% -29.4% 13.7%

Risk metrics

Last 365 days

as of November 27, 2015 Manager (net of fees) S&P Oil & Gas E&P S&P 500
Best 30 days 16.6% 25.3% 11.2%
Worst 30 days -21.7% -22.0% -10.0%
Volatility 33.9% 42.2% 15.2%
Sharpe Ratio - 0.81 - 0.86 0.18
Sortino Ratio - 1.23 - 1.33 0.26
Maximum Drawdown -39.8% -45.0% -12.0%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -7.8% -9.8% -3.5%
vs. S&P Oil & Gas E&P vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio 0.62 - 1.06
Alpha 1.2% -31.0%
Beta 0.77 1.21
R-Squared 0.91 0.29

Pre-investment approval required. Contact clientservices@covestor.com or call 866.825.3005 x1.

  • $10,000 investment min
  • Margin account required
  • 1% fee

Latest transactions View all

Average trades per month 4.0
Executed Symbol Security Type Price
11/09/15 USO United States Oil Fund LP Buy $14.13
11/09/15 SPY SPDR S&P500 ETF Trust Buy $208.69
11/09/15 XOP SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF Sell $39.37
10/27/15 XOP SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF Buy $34.80
10/27/15 SPY SPDR S&P500 ETF Trust Sell $206.18
10/27/15 USO United States Oil Fund LP Sell $13.72
10/05/15 SPY SPDR S&P500 ETF Trust Buy $197.39
10/05/15 USO United States Oil Fund LP Buy $15.00

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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  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.
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