Model: Dow Adaptive Long Only

Performance 12/24/19 - 6/18/21
Investment Approach
Model: Dow Adaptive Long Only powered by Neuravest

Dow Winners Adaptive Long Only portfolio consists of members of the Dow Industrials.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, Dow Jones, or simply the Dow, is a stock market index that measures the stock performance of 30 large blue-chip companies listed on stock exchanges in the United States.
The portfolio's goal is to pick the most bullish stocks from within the Dow 30 members with the expectation that they will outperform the average (the Dow Index) in the coming month (or 21 trading days).

The intuition for the strategy is to rely on the strength of the US economy while exploiting opportunities for entry based on technical and fundamental factors which measure the point-in-time strength of individual constituents relative to their peers (or their average).

The portfolio is re-optimized monthly to achieve a maximum Sharpe Ratio in two ways:

  • Dynamic Model Construction: Feature selection and training is conducted dynamically to identify up to four features that can be used to identify bullish sentiment among the members of the Dow. Hence identify positions most primed for entry.
  • An event study scan is conducted to identify the portfolio composition.
  • Here is how the Model Portfolio is traded:

    The portfolio scans daily for new constituents based on the latest AI model. As long as there is cash available and new positions are identified, the positions are equally allocated upon entry.
    Positions are held conditionally as long they continue to satisfy the criteria which set them for entry.
    The performance presented is net of transaction cost and slippage.

    Performance Versus Benchmark (Dow Jones Industrial) 12/24/19 to 6/18/21
    Strategy Overall Bench Overall Strategy YTD Bench YTD
    Abs. Return 27.82% 16.60% 14.05% 8.77%
    Rel. Return 11.22% N/A 5.28% N/A
    Beta 0.87 N/A 0.87 N/A
    Std. Dev 1.79% 1.70% 0.75% 0.72%
    Sharpe 0.76 0.81 2.70 1.46
    Draw Down 31.45% 37.09% 3.45% 4.28%
    IR -0.04 N/A 2.33 N/A
    0.69 N/A 0.71 N/A
    Historical Summary
    1 Yr 2 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr
    Ann. Return 28.37% 17.99% N/A N/A N/A
    Std. Dev 0.92% 1.79% N/A N/A N/A
    Ann. Volatility 14.53% 28.34% N/A N/A N/A
    Performance Attribution
    Risk/Return versus benchmark
    Monthly Return Comparison Trailing 12 Months
    Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Total
    Strategy 0.01% 3.95% 0.42% -5.58% 9.11% 4.79% 2.02% 2.92% 8.85% -0.11% 1.40% -1.49% 28.54%
    Benchmark 2.38% 7.57% -2.28% -4.61% 11.84% 3.27% -2.04% 3.17% 6.62% 2.71% 1.93% -3.59% 28.97%
    Rel. Return -2.37% -3.62% 2.70% -0.97% -2.73% 1.52% 4.06% -0.25% 2.23% -2.82% -0.53% 2.10% -0.43%
    Perspective on Performance
    Model: Dow Adaptive Long Only

    Model: Dow Adaptive Long Only

    Strategy Performance Analysis by Neuravest
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    Performance Metrics
    Transaction Cost:
    Number of Transactions2,531
    Borrowing CostsN/A
    Total Transaction Costs$7,079.87

    Professional Fee Rates:
    Management Fee0.40%
    Hurdle Rate8.00%

    Professional Fee Totals:
    Management Fee$5,887.43
    Performance Fee$3,297.24
    Total Professional Fees$9,184.66
    Benchmark Relative Metrics:
    Information Ratio-0.04
    Performance Metrics:
    Portfolio Return Sharpe Sortino Alpha Standard Dev Max DrawDown
    Model: Dow Adaptive Long Only27.82%0.760.93 0.28 1.79% 31.45%
    Dow Jones Industrial16.60%0.810.88 0.00 1.70% 37.09%
    Portfolio Initial Adjusted Final Adjusted Return Compound Annual Return
    Model: Dow Adaptive Long Only$990,361.71$1,266K$275,532.06 17.99%
    Dow Jones Industrial$28,551.53$33,290.08$4,738.55 10.99%

    Performance Metrics By Year
    2019 2020 2021
    ReturnStrategy 0.30% 11.74% 14.05%
    Dow Jones Industrial -0.05% 7.25% 8.77%
    Winning DaysStrategy 60.00% 53.75% 55.17%
    Dow Jones Industrial 60.00% 49.80% 48.28%
    SharpeStrategy 2.33 0.50 2.70
    Dow Jones Industrial 16.93 0.75 1.46
    SortinoStrategy 0.00 0.64 4.22
    Dow Jones Industrial N/A 0.85 1.87
    Max DDStrategy 0.66% 31.45% 3.45%
    Dow Jones Industrial 0.64% 37.09% 4.28%
    AlphaStrategy 0.00 0.12 0.14
    Dow Jones Industrial 0.00 0.00 0.00
    St. Dev.Strategy 0.52% 2.11% 0.75%
    Dow Jones Industrial 0.17% 2.01% 0.72%

    Monthly Return to Benchmark By Year
    2019 Strategy 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.30% 0.30%
    Benchmark 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.08% -0.05%
    Relative Return 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.22% 0.35%
    2020 Strategy -1.20% -7.90% -9.81% 15.55% 3.48% 1.04% 0.01% 3.95% 0.42% -5.58% 9.11% 4.79% 11.74%
    Benchmark -0.99% -10.07% -13.74% 11.08% 4.26% 1.69% 2.38% 7.57% -2.28% -4.61% 11.84% 3.27% 7.25%
    Relative Return -0.21% 2.17% 3.93% 4.47% -0.79% -0.65% -2.37% -3.62% 2.70% -0.97% -2.73% 1.52% 4.49%
    2021 Strategy 2.02% 2.92% 8.85% -0.11% 1.40% -1.49% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 14.05%
    Benchmark -2.04% 3.17% 6.62% 2.71% 1.93% -3.59% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 8.77%
    Relative Return 4.06% -0.25% 2.23% -2.82% -0.53% 2.10% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.28%


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