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Ironwood Investment Management

Ironwood Investment Management

  • Founded1997

Smidcap Value

The Ironwood SMID Cap Value Strategy seeks to own stocks of companies undergoing significant transitions that offer substantial appreciation potential. It is a long-only, low-turnover strategy that seeks to outperform the S&P 500 with a low correlation to that index over a full market cycle.

Risk score

Risk Score 4

Best 30 days


Worst 30 days


  • -1.8%
    30 day
  • 0.0%
    90 day
  • 21.5%
    365 day
    February 07, 2013
Monthly vs S&P500
Ironwood Investment Management - Smidcap Value Monthly vs S&P500
-0.9% 12 months
  • $20,000 subscription min
  • Margin account required
  • 1.25% fee


  • Replicable

Top 5 Holdings View all


Portfolio commentary

  1. Utility and energy stocks performed well for the portfolio

    24 March 2014

    The portfolio's energy and utility holdings are well-positioned.

  2. Covestor managers comment on Zynga mobile turnaround plan 4 March 2014
  3. New York Times: An Investment Fit to Sell 4 March 2014
  4. Why we dumped our position in Avon 17 January 2014
  5. Ironwood tees up turnaround plays in underfollowed stocks 9 January 2014

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Performance detail

  • Manager (net of fees)
  • Russell 2500 Value


Inception February 07, 2013

as of April 16, 2014 Manager (net of fees) Russell 2500 Value S&P 500
Past 30 days -1.8% -0.7% 0.3%
Past 90 days 0.0% 1.8% 1.4%
Past 365 days 21.5% 22.6% 20.8%
Since Inception (Annualized) 18.7% 21.5% 21.9%
2014 (YTD) -0.3% 1.8% 1.3%

Risk metrics

Last 365 days

as of April 16, 2014 Manager (net of fees) Russell 2500 Value S&P 500
Best 30 days 10.3% 9.7% 8.4%
Worst 30 days -6.1% -5.5% -4.8%
Volatility 14.1% 13.3% 11.5%
Sharpe Ratio 1.52 1.70 1.81
Sortino Ratio 2.16 2.38 2.55
Maximum Drawdown -6.5% -6.7% -5.7%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -3.3% -3.1% -2.7%
vs. Russell 2500 Value vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio - 0.21 0.11
Alpha -0.5% -0.8%
Beta 0.99 1.09
R-Squared 0.86 0.78
  • $20,000 subscription min
  • Margin account required
  • 1.25% fee

Latest transactions View all

Average trades per month 3.8
Executed Symbol Security Replicable Type Price
03/27/14 KODK Eastman Kodak Co Yes Buy $28.27
02/25/14 ODP Office Depot Inc Yes Buy $4.70
02/14/14 FCNCA First Citizens BancShares Inc/NC Yes Buy $221.00
02/13/14 ITRI Itron Inc Yes Sell $33.00
01/31/14 ADT ADT Corp/The Yes Sell $30.76
01/30/14 ODP Office Depot Inc Yes Sell $4.89
01/28/14 PAH Platform Specialty Products Corp Yes Buy $14.15
01/24/14 FNFG First Niagara Financial Group Inc Yes Buy $9.23

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.
  12. This portfolio was launched on Covestor on September 05, 2013. Trading history prior to launch was audited by Covestor and is consistent with current portfolio strategy. Manager performance incorporates this historical data. This data has not been audited by an independent firm.