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Owen Cupp

Chief Technology Officer

  • EducationCalifornia State University, Fullerton
  • QualificationsMS, Electrical Engineering; BS, Electrical Engineering
  • Investment ExperienceInvesting since 2001

New Leaders Growth

The New Leaders Growth Portfolio invests in companies that exhibit superior growth characteristics and strong appreciation potential. Companies chosen for the portfolio usually have several consecutive quarters of earnings and revenue growth. Typically, I look for companies that my research suggests are being purchased by large institutional investors. I favor companies that are introducing new products and services and are in growth industries.

Risk score

Risk Score 5
Leverage: 1.00

Best 30 days


Worst 30 days


  • -1.2%
    30 day
  • 10.0%
    90 day
  • 13.0%
    365 day
    May 22, 2013
Monthly vs S&P500
Owen Cupp - New Leaders Growth Monthly vs S&P500
4.4% 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


  • Consumer, Cyclical
  • Technology
  • Industrial
  • Consumer, Non-cyclical

Top 5 securities View all


Portfolio commentary

  1. Owen Cupp on Enterprise Radio

    30 October 2013

    Manager discusses blending fundamental and technical analysis.

  2. How history buff and portfolio manager Owen Cupp views today's market 30 September 2013

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Performance detail

Pre-Covestor performance history

  • Manager (net of fees)


Covestor inception May 22, 2013

as of April 23, 2015 Manager (net of fees) S&P 500
Past 30 days -1.2% 1.2%
Past 90 days 10.0% 3.5%
Past 365 days 13.0% 15.0%
Since Covestor inception (Annualized) 4.8% 15.9%
2015 (YTD) 8.0% 3.2%
2014 -8.7% 13.7%

Risk metrics

Last 365 days

as of April 23, 2015 Manager (net of fees) S&P 500
Best 30 days 13.3% 9.7%
Worst 30 days -14.9% -6.7%
Volatility 22.7% 11.6%
Sharpe Ratio 0.57 1.29
Sortino Ratio 0.70 1.85
Maximum Drawdown -22.1% -7.3%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -5.2% -2.7%
vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio - 0.10
Alpha 1.2%
Beta 0.93
R-Squared 0.23

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 2.3
Executed Symbol Security Replicable Type Price
01/12/15 NXPI NXP Semiconductors NV Yes Buy $81.00
10/31/14 ULTA Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc Yes Buy $121.82
10/31/14 ROST Ross Stores Inc Yes Buy $82.00
10/31/14 GPRO GoPro Inc Yes Buy $80.80
10/31/14 ILMN Illumina Inc Yes Buy $195.00
10/10/14 LOCO El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc Yes Sell $34.79
10/10/14 NXPI NXP Semiconductors NV Yes Sell $55.25
10/10/14 BIDU Baidu Inc Yes Sell $203.16

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.
  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. 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.
  10. Index returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Individuals cannot invest directly in an Index.
  11. This portfolio was launched on Covestor on May 22, 2013. Trading history prior to launch was reviewed and deemed consistent with current portfolio strategy. This data is included in the main performance chart (displayed as dotted line) but not in the performance metrics below. This data has not been audited by an independent firm.