Robert Freedland Profile Picture Individual Investor

Robert Freedland

Ophthalmologist,Hospital and Health Care

  • EducationPrinceton University; University of California, Davis
  • QualificationsAB, MD
  • Investment ExperienceManaging own investments for 42 years, active stock blogger/podcaster for 7 years


My portfolio invests in healthcare-related stocks. It attemps to identify companies with reasonable valuations and good prospects for growth including ones that offer possible dividends to stockholders. These companies will range from drug, device, retail sales, electronic medical record, prescription services, and HMO/hospital companies. While emphasizing mid cap stocks, large cap and smaller capitalization companies may be included as well as emerging medical treatments/technologies.

Risk score

Risk Score 3

Best 30 days


Worst 30 days


  • 2.8%
    30 day
  • 4.4%
    90 day
  • 11.3%
    365 day
    October 06, 2010
Monthly vs S&P500
Robert Freedland - Healthcare Monthly vs S&P500
1.7% 12 months
  • $20,000 investment min
  • 1% fee


  • Consumer, Non-cyclical
  • Industrial
  • Technology

Top 5 securities View all


Portfolio commentary

  1. Why Apple is an excellent deflation hedge

    9 February 2015

    In a deflationary environment, Apple's cash stockpile is a plus.

  2. A political liberal’s gloomy outlook for 2015 27 January 2015
  3. 6 worst celebrity financial blunders 5 December 2014
  4. How to calculate investing fees: The case for transparency 13 November 2014
  5. Post election predictions for your portfolio 5 November 2014

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Performance detail

  • Manager (net of fees)
  • S&P 500 Healthcare


Covestor inception October 06, 2010

as of February 25, 2015 Manager (net of fees) S&P 500 Healthcare S&P 500
Past 30 days 2.8% 1.5% 3.0%
Past 90 days 4.4% 5.0% 2.5%
Past 365 days 11.3% 24.4% 16.9%
Since Covestor inception (Annualized) 20.4% 24.0% 17.1%
2015 (YTD) 5.9% 5.8% 3.0%
2014 23.4% 25.3% 13.7%
2013 49.8% 41.5% 32.4%
2012 18.8% 17.9% 16.0%
2011 -7.4% 12.7% 2.1%

Risk metrics

Last 365 days

as of February 25, 2015 Manager (net of fees) S&P 500 Healthcare S&P 500
Best 30 days 11.2% 12.2% 9.7%
Worst 30 days -8.8% -6.3% -6.7%
Volatility 13.2% 14.3% 11.6%
Sharpe Ratio 0.86 1.71 1.46
Sortino Ratio 1.34 2.63 2.04
Maximum Drawdown -10.7% -7.7% -7.3%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -3.0% -3.3% -2.7%
vs. S&P 500 Healthcare vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio - 2.13 - 0.73
Alpha -7.5% -3.5%
Beta 0.83 0.92
R-Squared 0.81 0.66
  • $20,000 investment min
  • 1% fee

Latest transactions View all

Average trades per month 8.9
Executed Symbol Security Replicable Type Price
02/19/15 REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc Yes Buy $426.33
02/18/15 HOLX Hologic Inc Yes Buy $30.82
02/13/15 DVA DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc Yes Sell $72.74
02/11/15 EXAS Exact Sciences Corp Yes Sell $25.83
02/05/15 EW Edwards Lifesciences Corp Yes Buy $135.08
02/05/15 EXAS Exact Sciences Corp Yes Buy $28.30
02/02/15 LLY Eli Lilly & Co Yes Sell $70.79
02/02/15 IDXX IDEXX Laboratories Inc Yes Sell $158.98

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