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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

Strategic Growth Allocation

The Strategic Growth Allocation portfolio is Sizemore Capital’s answer to traditional asset allocation. It invests primarily using ETFs. The portfolio is appropriate for risk-averse investors that prefer a more passive "buy and hold" strategy that is consistent with their risk and return goals.  

My goal is to achieve returns comparable to the S&P 500 Index while potentially taking on less risk.


  • -5.7%

    Month to date

  • -8.7%

    Quarter to date

  • -8.7%

    Year to date

  • Quarterly vs S&P500

    Quarterly vs S&P500

Risk score

  • 8.9%

    Best quarter

  • -7.5%

    Worst quarter

  • $10,000 investment min
  • 1% fee
  • Required: Margin account


  • Equity Fund
  • Debt Fund

Top 5 securities View all


Portfolio commentary

  1. In search of a portfolio’s sweet spot

    10 February 2016

    Keeping portfolio holdings to a manageable level is wise

  2. How to read the market turbulence 29 January 2016
  3. Smart dividend plays for 2016 31 December 2015
  4. Barron’s: Top 10 Stocks Picks for 2016 21 December 2015
  5. Hey Google: It’s time to start paying a dividend 3 November 2015

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Performance detail

  • Manager (net of fees)


Portfolio inception September 29, 2011

as of February 11, 2016 Manager (net of fees) S&P 500
Month-to-date -5.7% -5.7%
Quarter-to-date -8.7% -10.5%
Last 365 Days -17.8% -11.6%
Since inception (Annualized) 5.5% 11.0%
2016 (YTD) -8.7% -10.5%
2015 -8.3% -0.7%
2014 6.4% 11.4%
2013 17.5% 29.6%
2012 12.0% 13.4%

Risk metrics

Last 365 days

as of February 11, 2016 Manager (net of fees) S&P 500
Volatility 13.6% 16.3%
Sharpe Ratio - 1.33 - 0.73
Sortino Ratio - 1.92 - 1.01
Maximum Drawdown -19.0% -14.2%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -3.2% -3.8%
vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio - 1.02
Alpha -10.1%
Beta 0.78
R-Squared 0.87

Latest transactions View all

Average trades per month 0.6
Executed Symbol Security Type Price
04/14/15 VIG Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF Buy $81.37
04/14/15 GVAL Cambria Global Value ETF Buy $20.89
04/14/15 ECON EGShares Emerging Markets Consumer ETF Sell $27.81
04/14/15 AMJ JPMorgan Alerian MLP Index ETN Buy $44.00
04/14/15 FYLD Cambria Foreign Shareholder Yield ETF Buy $23.50
04/14/15 PID PowerShares International Dividend Achievers Portfolio Sell $18.21
03/03/14 VNQ Vanguard REIT ETF Buy $70.32
03/03/14 ECON EGShares Emerging Markets Consumer ETF Buy $25.21

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. 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. 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.