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Karagosian Financial

Karagosian Financial

Low Beta Portfolio

The Low Beta Portfolio invests only in securities that have shown less volatility than the S&P 500. The strategy may underperform the S&P 500 in bull markets, but seeks to outperform in flat and down markets. It favors stocks with strong dividend yields and low valuations.

Risk score

Risk Score 3

Best 30 days


Worst 30 days


  • -1.7%
    30 day
  • -9.9%
    90 day
  • 0.3%
    365 day
    May 21, 2013
Monthly vs S&P500
Karagosian Financial - Low Beta Portfolio Monthly vs S&P500
0.1% 12 months

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

  • $20,000 investment min
  • 1% fee


  • Industrial
  • Consumer, Non-cyclical
  • Financial
  • Communications
  • Consumer, Cyclical

Top 5 securities View all


Portfolio commentary

  1. 3 reasons investors love defense stocks

    10 September 2015

    Election-year politics and Iran deal are a boost for defense stocks.

  2. Stocks: No more easy money 6 August 2015
  3. Why the US remains best game in town 22 May 2015
  4. Maxing out tax use of year-end charitable donations 8 December 2014
  5. Why the Fed will keep interest rates low 19 November 2014

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Performance detail

  • Manager (net of fees)


Covestor inception May 21, 2013

as of October 01, 2015 Manager (net of fees) S&P 500
Past 30 days -1.7% 0.7%
Past 90 days -9.9% -6.9%
Past 365 days 0.3% 0.9%
Since Covestor inception (Annualized) 6.5% 8.4%
2015 (YTD) -2.9% -5.1%
2014 8.9% 13.7%

Risk metrics

Last 365 days

as of October 01, 2015 Manager (net of fees) S&P 500
Best 30 days 7.7% 9.7%
Worst 30 days -7.9% -10.0%
Volatility 14.3% 15.3%
Sharpe Ratio 0.02 0.06
Sortino Ratio 0.03 0.09
Maximum Drawdown -13.9% -12.0%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -3.3% -3.5%
vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio - 0.12
Alpha -0.5%
Beta 0.88
R-Squared 0.88

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

  • $20,000 investment min
  • 1% fee

Latest transactions View all

Average trades per month 2.0
Executed Symbol Security Type Price
07/09/15 MRK Merck & Co Inc Buy $57.49
07/09/15 RSG Republic Services Inc Buy $39.59
07/09/15 MTB M&T Bank Corp Buy $124.08
07/09/15 BIIB Biogen Inc Buy $402.35
07/09/15 GILD Gilead Sciences Inc Buy $114.04
07/09/15 HON Honeywell International Inc Buy $101.83
07/09/15 DGX Quest Diagnostics Inc Buy $70.75
07/09/15 XOM Exxon Mobil Corp Sell $81.67

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.
  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 are provided by Covestor, and are intended to serve as a general guide.
  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.