Sizemore Capital Profile Picture Investment Adviser

Sizemore Capital

Sizemore Capital

  • EducationTexas Christian University; London School of Economics
  • QualificationsBA Phi Beta Kappa; Master's in Finance and Accounting
  • Investment Experience10 years
  • Founded2008

Dividend Growth

  • Asset class Multi asset class
  • Strategy Yield
The Dividend Growth portfolio selects dividend-paying stocks that I believe will provide an attractive income over the next decade and beyond.

I believe a fundamental shift in investor preferences is occurring that favors income over growth. This is due, in part, to the aging of America’s Baby Boomers. At the same time, I see traditional income investments such as bonds and certificates of deposit currently offering unattractive yields that are quite low.
The Dividend Growth portfolio invests in shares of U.S. and international common stocks, real estate investment trusts (REITs), master limited partnerships (MLPs), and other income-producing securities. The primary objective of the portfolio is to potentially generate a high and growing income stream that will outpace inflation over time. The secondary objective is to generate long-term capital gains.
I select investments that meet one or both of the following criteria:

1. They offer a high current yield relative to competing investments.

2. They provide income from the investment that has a long history of rising over time, or I believe that it has potential to rise going forward.

My research attempts to gauge the safety of the income stream. I seek to avoid positions where the risks outweigh the potential for high yields.
The Dividend Growth portfolio is concentrated among asset classes that have a history of rising income payouts. Those include dividend-paying stocks, real estate investment trusts, and master limited partnerships.  Other asset classes and investment vehicles (such as closed-end mutual funds or ETFs) may also be considered as valuations and market conditions warrant. My initial investment in a security typically will not exceed 5% of the total portfolio's value, though the allocation may rise above that threshold due to price movements over time.
I will sell holdings that no longer meet the strategy's criteria for dividend growth. Positions that I view as at risk of dividend reductions will be considered for sale. Additionally, positions that I view as overvalued or that no longer offer an attractive yield relative to alternatives will also be considered for sale.
I may buy a security that does not have a history of dividend payouts if my research leads me to believe that a payout will be initiated in the near future.



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Quarterly vs S&P500

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Risk score

  • 19.4%

    Best quarter

  • -8.8%

    Worst quarter

  • $20,000 investment min
  • 1.5% fee
  • Required: Margin account

Performance detail

  • Manager (net of fees )


  • REIT
  • Energy
  • MLP
  • Financial
  • Consumer, Cyclical

Top 5 securities

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Portfolio commentary

  1. sizemore-capital/_profile-35x35.jpg The money wave powering REITs

    9 May 2016

    Some $150 billion may flow into real estate investment trusts

  2. sizemore-capital/_profile-35x35.jpg Apple beckons bargain hunters 18 April 2016
  3. sizemore-capital/_profile-35x35.jpg Blah returns? Max out on your 401(k)! 6 April 2016
  4. sizemore-capital/_profile-35x35.jpg The frantic search for dividend yield 29 March 2016
  5. sizemore-capital/_profile-35x35.jpg In search of a portfolio’s sweet spot 10 February 2016
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Performance Portfolio inception March 29, 2012

as of May 27, 2016 Manager (net of fees ) S&P 500
Month-to-date 1.5% 1.6%
Quarter-to-date 9.2% 1.9%
Last 365 Days -2.1% -1.0%
Since inception (Annualized) 10.4% 10.2%
2016 (YTD) 15.7% 2.7%
2015 -11.3% -0.7%
2014 14.1% 11.4%
2013 23.2% 29.6%

Risk metrics Last 365 days

as of May 27, 2016 Manager (net of fees ) S&P 500
Volatility 20.5% 16.7%
Sharpe Ratio - 0.12 - 0.08
Sortino Ratio - 0.18 - 0.11
Maximum Drawdown -26.3% -14.1%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -4.7% -3.9%
vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio - 0.09
Alpha -0.4%
Beta 0.95
R-Squared 0.60

Latest transactions Average trades per month 4.6

Executed Symbol Security Type Price
05/19/16 MORT VanEck Vectors Mortgage REIT Income ETF Buy $20.43
05/19/16 AAPL Apple Inc Buy $93.97
02/19/16 BP BP PLC Buy $29.38
02/19/16 STAG STAG Industrial Inc Buy $16.07
02/19/16 TEF Telefonica SA Buy $10.19
02/19/16 VTR Ventas Inc Buy $51.82
02/19/16 TK Teekay Corp Buy $7.22
02/19/16 STON StoneMor Partners LP Buy $27.22
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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.
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  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. 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. For certain portfolios we use an investable ETF as a benchmark, in these cases returns include management fees, transaction costs and expenses.
  11. This portfolio uses short selling. Short selling is more complex than simply owning securities, involves a high degree of risk, is highly speculative, and is not suitable for all investors. The risk of loss associated with short selling is virtually unlimited. Short selling may also involve additional expenses and risks, including hard-to-borrow stock charges and buy-in risk. You should only select a portfolio using short selling if you are comfortable with the level of risk involved in short selling.
  12. This portfolio uses borrowed funds or leverage to fund investments. Leverage involves a high degree of risk, is highly speculative, and is not suitable for all investors. Leverage increases both the amount you may lose and the amount you may make in a portfolio, leading to higher returns in the case of favorable market movements but also larger losses under adverse market conditions. You may also incur additional expenses associated with borrowing funds. You should only select a portfolio using leverage if you are comfortable with the level of risk involved in using leverage.