PPCA Inc. Profile Picture Investment Adviser

PPCA Inc.

PPCA Inc.

  • EducationUniversity of Chicago; University of Illinois
  • QualificationsMBA

Centric Core

My strategy seeks to invest in large, liquid, high-quality companies that fall between value and growth definitions. As a result, I invest in stocks that I personally believe do not meet the holdings requirements of many other professional money managers. Centric Core portfolio seeks to complement other equity investment strategies. It tends to take on less risk and offer slightly less reward than the S&P 500 over time. Most importantly, my own research suggests that it is less correlated to value and growth than the S&P 500 Index, making it a potentially better source of diversification.

Risk score

Risk Score 3
3
7.9%

Best 30 days

-4.9%

Worst 30 days

Performance

  • 0.4%
    30 day
  • 5.8%
    90 day
  • 17.0%
    365 day
    June 05, 2013
Monthly vs S&P500
PPCA Inc. - Centric Core Monthly vs S&P500
-2.0% 12 months
  • $30,000 investment min
  • 0.5% fee

Replicability

100.0%
  • Replicable

Top 5 Holdings View all

4.1%
3.5%
3.3%
3.3%
3.2%

Portfolio commentary

  1. The surprising strength of U.S. stocks

    16 July 2014

    History is much easier to get right than the future.

  2. Why mid-cap healthcare stocks are enjoying a terrific run 5 June 2014
  3. Why a diversified portfolio really matters in 2014 9 April 2014
  4. A new approach to building your portfolio's core 10 March 2014
  5. Where we currently stand in global stock markets 9 January 2014

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Performance detail

  • Manager (net of fees)

Performance

Covestor inception June 05, 2013

as of July 23, 2014 Manager (net of fees) S&P 500
Past 30 days 0.4% 1.4%
Past 90 days 5.8% 6.3%
Past 365 days 17.0% 19.9%
Since Covestor inception (Annualized) 19.3% 23.0%
2014 (YTD) 8.9% 8.7%

Risk metrics

Last 365 days

as of July 23, 2014 Manager (net of fees) S&P 500
Best 30 days 7.9% 7.9%
Worst 30 days -4.9% -4.8%
Volatility 9.9% 10.3%
Sharpe Ratio 1.72 1.94
Sortino Ratio 2.58 2.73
Maximum Drawdown -5.5% -5.7%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -2.3% -2.4%
vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio - 1.18
Alpha -1.3%
Beta 0.93
R-Squared 0.94
  • $30,000 investment min
  • 0.5% fee

Latest transactions View all

Average trades per month 5.2
Executed Symbol Security Replicable Type Price
07/10/14 APA Apache Corp Yes Buy $99.26
07/10/14 MOS Mosaic Co/The Yes Buy $47.29
07/10/14 ETP Energy Transfer Partners LP Yes Buy $56.39
07/07/14 TRP TransCanada Corp Yes Sell $47.33
07/07/14 TRP TransCanada Corp Yes Buy $47.35
07/07/14 SU Suncor Energy Inc Yes Sell $42.27
07/07/14 IP International Paper Co Yes Sell $49.43
04/25/14 PFE Pfizer Inc Yes Buy $30.65

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 average, time-weighted 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.
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  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. 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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