Top 10 Equity Holdings by Cumulative Return
Equity Trend Bounces Back
About the Equity Trend Model: The Equity Trend Model Portfolio is an investment model created and maintained by Adams Wealth Management. Adams Wealth Management’s Equity Trend Model is a quantitative, trend-following model portfolio that invests in up to twenty-five individual equities. Our rules-driven model takes a risk-on/risk-off approach to investing focusing on stocks that are appreciating in price as the broader market trends higher. When the broader market is trending lower, the model will invest in fixed-income ETFs (exchange-traded funds) or a basket of fixed-income ETFs. The investment objective of this model is growth and may not be suitable for all investors. For purposes of comparison, this report uses the S&P 500 Total Return Index. For more information about this model, please read our disclosures.
Month in Review: The S&P 500 Index ended February above its 200 Day Moving Average. As a result of the trend reversal in the S&P 500, the Equity Trend model added risk back into the model. The new equity positions strongly skewed towards technology. At the end of March, technology accounted for 40.34% of equity allocation for the model. The model ended March up 3.21% compared to 1.24% for the S&P 500 Total Return Index. The outperformance was driven by the broader market moving higher with a boost from technology stocks.
Of the twenty-five positions in the model, twenty-two posted positive returns on a month-to-date basis. The top performing stocks were Twilio Inc. (TWLO): +13.11%, PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL): +7.57%, and VMware, Inc. (VMW): +6.46%. The only three positions posting negative returns on a month-to-date basis were Wayfair Inc. (W): -9.88%, NIKE, Inc.(NKE) -1.31%, and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. B (BRK.B) -0.69%.
Ins and Outs: The model closed its position in SPDR 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF (BIL) and its position in UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH). The model added 21 new individual equities.
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The Standard & Poor’s 500 Total Return Index (S&P 500 Total Return) measures the total return including distributions of the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500). The S&P 500 is an unmanaged, market capitalization weighted index of 500 widely held stocks. The index is composed of 500 constituent companies and is often used as a benchmark for the U.S. stock market. Please note that investors cannot directly invest in an index.
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All Data as of: 3/31/2019