Model: News Feed Sentiment Long Only Adaptive

Performance 10/16/20 - 6/18/21
Investment Approach
About Benzinga: Benzinga is a dynamic and innovative financial media outlet that empowers investors with high-quality, unique content that is sought after by Wall Street’s top traders. Benzinga provides timely, actionable ideas that help users navigate even the most uncertain and volatile markets in real-time.

Benzinga Multi-Factor News Sentiment Model: The long-only model uses derived features related to news sentiment, news volume, change in news sentiment, and change in news volume in conjunction with additional factors to identify promising long positions from the Russell 1000 universe. The model retrains dynamically on a roll forward basis to consider most relevant features and account for changes in market regime. The goal of the strategy is to outperform the Russell 1000 index in risk-adjusted returns measured via Sharpe ratio.
Performance Versus Benchmark (S&P 500) 10/16/20 to 6/18/21
Strategy Overall Bench Overall Strategy YTD Bench YTD
Abs. Return 39.65% 19.61% 22.84% 10.93%
Rel. Return 20.04% N/A 11.91% N/A
Beta 0.99 N/A 0.98 N/A
Std. Dev 1.08% 0.90% 1.04% 0.84%
Sharpe 3.00 1.79 2.76 1.43
Draw Down 6.14% 6.14% 5.14% 4.23%
IR 2.66 N/A 2.63 N/A
0.68 N/A 0.63 N/A
Historical Summary
1 Yr 2 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr
Ann. Return 64.54% N/A N/A N/A N/A
Std. Dev 1.08% N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ann. Volatility 17.07% N/A 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 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% -6.10% 14.54% 5.70% 0.26% 6.99% 5.19% 5.90% 1.88% 0.90% 39.65%
Benchmark 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% -6.14% 10.75% 3.71% -1.11% 2.61% 4.24% 5.24% 0.55% -0.90% 19.59%
Rel. Return 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.03% 3.79% 1.99% 1.38% 4.38% 0.94% 0.66% 1.33% 1.80% 20.05%
Perspective on Performance
This is a long-only model for investing in stocks from the Russell 1000 index based on features derived from Benzinga’s news dataset, which aggregates from thousands of sources. The model retrains every two months. The backtest considers transaction costs and slippage. See report for additional details.
Model: News Feed Sentiment Long Only Adaptive

Model: News Feed Sentiment Long Only Adaptive

Strategy Performance Analysis by Neuravest
Performance Report
Performance Chart
Performance Metrics
Transaction Cost:
Number of Transactions1,287
Borrowing CostsN/A
Total Transaction Costs$3,256.35

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

Professional Fee Totals:
Management Fee$2,696.73
Performance Fee$5,364.09
Total Professional Fees$8,060.81
Benchmark Relative Metrics:
Information Ratio2.66
Performance Metrics:
Portfolio Return Sharpe Sortino Alpha Standard Dev Max DrawDown
Model: News Feed Sentiment Long Only Adaptive39.65%3.004.56 0.40 1.08% 6.14%
S&P 50019.61%1.792.31 0.00 0.90% 6.14%
Portfolio Initial Adjusted Final Adjusted Return Compound Annual Return
Model: News Feed Sentiment Long Only Adaptive$991,156.77$1,384K$392,989.10 64.54%
S&P 500$3,483.34$4,166.45$683.11 30.58%

Performance Metrics By Year
2020 2021
ReturnStrategy 13.68% 22.84%
S&P 500 7.83% 10.93%
Winning DaysStrategy 49.06% 55.17%
S&P 500 52.83% 43.97%
SharpeStrategy 3.47 2.76
S&P 500 2.46 1.43
SortinoStrategy 5.84 3.96
S&P 500 3.10 1.87
Max DDStrategy 6.14% 5.14%
S&P 500 6.14% 4.23%
AlphaStrategy 0.14 0.23
S&P 500 0.00 0.00
St. Dev.Strategy 1.16% 1.04%
S&P 500 1.01% 0.84%

Monthly Return to Benchmark By Year
2020 Strategy 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% -6.10% 14.54% 5.70% 13.68%
Benchmark 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% -6.14% 10.75% 3.71% 7.83%
Relative Return 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.03% 3.79% 1.99% 5.85%
2021 Strategy 0.26% 6.99% 5.19% 5.90% 1.88% 0.90% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 22.84%
Benchmark -1.11% 2.61% 4.24% 5.24% 0.55% -0.90% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 10.93%
Relative Return 1.38% 4.38% 0.94% 0.66% 1.33% 1.80% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 11.91%


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