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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
Sizemore Capital
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Tactical ETF

The Sizemore Capital Tactical ETF portfolio is a global macro portfolio with a strong contrarian value focus. I utilize all major asset classes - including the U.S. and broad international equities, emerging market equities, bonds, currency, and commodity ETFs - as market conditions warrant. The portfolio seeks to generate returns that are less volatile than those of the S&P 500 Index. It allocates capital to the asset classes my research indicates are undervalued and it either avoids or sells the asset classes I personally believe are overvalued.

While this portfolio does not intend to trade on margin (i.e. borrowing money from broker-dealer to purchase securities), having a margin account enables me to act quickly when opportunities arise rather than waiting for trades to settle.

Risk score

Risk Score 4

Best 30 days


Worst 30 days


  • 4.0%
    30 day
  • -3.1%
    90 day
  • -3.7%
    365 day
    June 19, 2011
Monthly vs S&P500
Sizemore Capital - Tactical ETF Monthly vs S&P500
-19.1% 12 months
  • $10,000 investment min
  • Margin account required
  • 1% fee


  • Equity Fund

Top 5 securities View all


Portfolio commentary

  1. What billionaires do with money that you don't

    27 January 2015

    Billionaires have much to teach ordinary investors about managing money.

  2. The shifting climate for mortgage REITS 9 January 2015
  3. Investing lessons from the masters of the universe 29 December 2014
  4. Covestor portfolio managers in the news--November 8, 2014 8 November 2014
  5. My contrarian bet on American Realty Capital 6 November 2014

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Performance detail

  • Manager (net of fees)
  • Dow Jones Aggressive


Covestor inception June 19, 2011

as of March 03, 2015 Manager (net of fees) Dow Jones Aggressive S&P 500
Past 30 days 4.0% 5.4% 5.9%
Past 90 days -3.1% 3.2% 2.1%
Past 365 days -3.7% 10.3% 16.5%
Since Covestor inception (Annualized) 5.3% 12.4% 17.1%
2015 (YTD) 1.9% 4.1% 2.7%
2014 -4.9% 6.6% 13.7%
2013 18.5% 27.0% 32.4%
2012 8.8% 16.8% 16.0%

Risk metrics

Last 365 days

as of March 03, 2015 Manager (net of fees) Dow Jones Aggressive S&P 500
Best 30 days 5.5% 7.8% 9.7%
Worst 30 days -10.7% -7.3% -6.7%
Volatility 12.8% 9.9% 11.6%
Sharpe Ratio - 0.29 1.03 1.43
Sortino Ratio - 0.45 1.37 2.01
Maximum Drawdown -16.1% -8.8% -7.3%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -3.0% -2.3% -2.7%
vs. Dow Jones Aggressive vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio - 1.59 - 2.37
Alpha -12.3% -16.3%
Beta 0.94 0.84
R-Squared 0.53 0.58
  • $10,000 investment min
  • Margin account required
  • 1% fee

Latest transactions View all

Average trades per month 2.6
Executed Symbol Security Replicable Type Price
01/12/15 EWZ iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF Yes Buy $35.20
01/12/15 FYLD Cambria Foreign Shareholder Yield ETF Yes Buy $22.08
01/12/15 BDCS ETRACS Linked to the Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index ETN Yes Buy $22.60
01/12/15 GVAL Cambria Global Value ETF Yes Buy $19.16
01/12/15 EWP iShares MSCI Spain Capped ETF Yes Buy $32.35
01/12/15 PID PowerShares International Dividend Achievers Portfolio Yes Sell $17.18
01/12/15 YCS ProShares UltraShort Yen Yes Sell $87.02
01/12/15 SYLD Cambria Shareholder Yield ETF Yes Sell $30.70

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.
  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.
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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.
  10. Index returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Individuals cannot invest directly in an Index.