Equity Trend Model Posts Back-To-Back Months of Strong Performance
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 broader market continued to trend higher in April. The S&P 500 Total Return Index finished the month up 2.86%. For the second month in a row, the Adams Wealth Management Equity Trend Model outperformed the index. The Equity Trend Model closed up 4.27% for the month of April. The Equity Trend Model remained overweighted in Technology with the Top 5 performing stocks belonging to the Technology sector. In addition, the model saw strong returns from Financial Services, Financials, and Consumer Cyclicals in the month of April (see “Month-To-Date Returns” Heatmap above).
Of the twenty-five positions in the model, twenty-two posted positive returns on a month-to-date basis. Five stocks posted double digits returns for the month: Autodesk Inc. (ADSK): +14.42%, VMWare Inc. (VMW): +13.09%, Splunk Inc. (SPLK): +10.83%, Microsoft Corporation (MSFT): 10.73%, and ServiceNow, Inc (NOW) 10.15%. The only three positions posting negative returns on a month-to-date basis were Eli Lilly Co. (LLY): -9.76%, Xilinix Inc.(XLNX) -5.00%, and Medtronic PLC (MDT) -1.73%.
Ins and Outs: The Equity Trend Model did not have any turnover for the month of April.
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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: 4/30/2019