John Linnemeier Profile Picture Individual Investor

Opportunistic and Adventurous

I am a contrarian, and I often look to invest in opportunities that may not be popular with the mainstream investing crowd. I typically invest in small to mid-cap stocks that may be especially volatile, but ones that I believe offer a combination of price momentum and strong fundamentals. My goal is to find companies that offer unique products or services in industries that I believe are going through positive thematic or economic changes.

Risk score

Risk Score 5

Best 30 days


Worst 30 days


  • -4.0%
    30 day
  • -2.4%
    90 day
  • -44.8%
    365 day
    March 23, 2011
Monthly vs S&P500
John Linnemeier - Opportunistic and Adventurous Monthly vs S&P500
-62.5% 12 months

Portfolio currently closed to new investors. Let me know if space becomes available.

  • $10,000 investment min
  • Margin account required
  • 1.5% fee


  • Cash

Top 5 securities View all

  • Cash

Portfolio commentary

  1. How my short trade on Russian stocks unravelled

    23 February 2015

    Russian stocks have rallied despite sanctions and ruble gyrations.

  2. Why I’m shorting the Russian stock market 12 January 2015
  3. Why I sold off my position in Gentherm 6 December 2014
  4. Biotech still shines in an uncertain stock market 17 November 2014
  5. This bull market is showing its age 8 October 2014

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Performance detail

  • Manager (net of fees)


Covestor inception March 23, 2011

as of May 26, 2015 Manager (net of fees) S&P 500
Past 30 days -4.0% -0.4%
Past 90 days -2.4% 0.0%
Past 365 days -44.8% 13.0%
Since Covestor inception (Annualized) 4.7% 14.7%
2015 (YTD) -29.9% 3.0%
2014 -16.3% 13.7%
2013 97.8% 32.4%
2012 9.1% 16.0%

Risk metrics

Last 365 days

as of May 26, 2015 Manager (net of fees) S&P 500
Best 30 days 22.2% 9.7%
Worst 30 days -27.6% -6.7%
Volatility 37.0% 11.7%
Sharpe Ratio - 1.21 1.11
Sortino Ratio - 1.51 1.61
Maximum Drawdown -55.9% -7.3%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -8.6% -2.7%
vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio - 1.51
Alpha -54.5%
Beta 0.16
R-Squared 0.00

Portfolio currently closed to new investors. Let me know if space becomes available.

  • $10,000 investment min
  • Margin account required
  • 1.5% fee

Latest transactions View all

Average trades per month 6.6
Executed Symbol Security Replicable Type Price
05/19/15 GWPH GW Pharmaceuticals PLC Yes Sell $113.24
05/19/15 BIB ProShares Ultra Nasdaq Biotechnology Yes Sell $172.20
04/21/15 BIB ProShares Ultra Nasdaq Biotechnology Yes Buy $177.49
04/21/15 GWPH GW Pharmaceuticals PLC Yes Buy $115.50
02/13/15 RUSS Direxion Daily Russia Bear 3x Shares Yes Sell $11.57
01/14/15 NILSY MMC Norilsk Nickel OJSC Yes Sell $14.59
01/13/15 NILSY MMC Norilsk Nickel OJSC Yes Buy $15.43
01/13/15 USD ProShares Ultra Semiconductors Yes Sell $90.35

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  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".
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  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.
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