John Gerard Lewis Profile Picture Investment Adviser

John Gerard Lewis

Gerard Wealth

Stable High Yield

The Stable High Yield portfolio invests in income-producing securities. The goal is to maximize long-term total return while mitigating volatility.

Risk score

Risk Score 2

Best 30 days


Worst 30 days


  • -1.4%
    30 day
  • -5.6%
    90 day
  • 0.0%
    365 day
    July 07, 2011
Monthly vs S&P500
John Gerard Lewis - Stable High Yield Monthly vs S&P500
-7.0% 12 months
  • $10,000 investment min
  • 0.5% fee


  • Debt Fund
  • Communications
  • Equity Fund

Top 5 securities View all


Portfolio commentary

  1. Three ways to generate yield as rates remain low

    28 July 2014

    Getting income from your investments is tough in this era of ultra-low interest rates.

  2. Bond investing strategy shields against rising interest rates 24 July 2014
  3. Why a surprise rise in rates is a big risk for bond investors 24 June 2014
  4. High-yield bonds in focus on falling rates, record junk offering 24 April 2014
  5. Putting Performance in Perspective 7 April 2014

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Performance detail

  • Manager (net of fees)
  • Barclays US Agg


Covestor inception July 07, 2011

as of August 28, 2015 Manager (net of fees) Barclays US Agg S&P 500
Past 30 days -1.4% 0.3% -5.5%
Past 90 days -5.6% -0.5% -5.1%
Past 365 days 0.0% 1.6% 1.7%
Since Covestor inception (Annualized) 3.8% 3.2% 12.1%
2015 (YTD) -2.3% 0.5% -2.1%
2014 5.8% 6.0% 13.7%
2013 3.5% -2.0% 32.4%
2012 6.6% 4.2% 16.0%

Risk metrics

Last 365 days

as of August 28, 2015 Manager (net of fees) Barclays US Agg S&P 500
Best 30 days 5.2% 2.2% 9.7%
Worst 30 days -6.0% -1.7% -10.0%
Volatility 7.7% 3.5% 14.2%
Sharpe Ratio - 0.01 0.44 0.11
Sortino Ratio - 0.01 0.68 0.16
Maximum Drawdown -7.9% -2.8% -12.0%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -1.8% -0.8% -3.3%
vs. Barclays US Agg vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio - 0.23 - 0.12
Alpha -0.9% -0.2%
Beta 0.88 0.20
R-Squared 0.16 0.13
  • $10,000 investment min
  • 0.5% fee

Latest transactions View all

Average trades per month 2.3
Executed Symbol Security Type Price
02/17/15 BBN BlackRock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust Buy $21.99
11/05/14 BBN BlackRock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust Buy $21.20
11/05/14 BBN BlackRock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust Buy $21.20
09/23/14 BBN BlackRock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust Buy $21.00
09/23/14 BBN BlackRock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust Buy $21.00
09/12/14 BBN BlackRock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust Buy $20.88
09/12/14 BBN BlackRock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust Buy $20.88
08/08/14 VOD Vodafone Group PLC Buy $32.16

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.
  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.
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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.
  10. Index returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Individuals cannot invest directly in an Index.