The active management of equity portfolios and funds has been facing increasing challenges over the past 10 years. According to statistics, 88% of all domestic stock fund managers underperform the broad S&P Composite 1500 Index over that period (S&P SPIVA Report). The biggest contributing factor to this underperformance is an over reliance on “old school” approaches and methodologies. Asset management and wealth management must deliver more value to end clients, increase efficiency, satisfy increased compliance and drive down costs in the face of dropping fees. Only state of art technology and intelligent advanced analytics can handle this game-changing challenges. – Rocco Pellegrinelli, CEO of Trendrating
November Sector Allocation
To arrive at our monthly Sector Allocations, we delineate the S&P 500 universe of stocks into five groups based on their Smart Momentum Score (SMS). Any stock that has retraced at least 20% from a trend high is considered an outlier. The sector allocation is then found by looking at the proportion of names within quantile one for each sector. To control risk, no sector can represent more than double its weighting in the index.
Entering the election, the market has been nothing but unpredictable with daily peaks and valleys. The Trendrating model is heavily overweight Consumer Discretionary and Industrials and has slight overweights to Health Care and Materials. Conversely, Trendrating identifies the sectors with the weakest trends as Communication Services, Information Technology, Communication Services, Financials and Utilities. We are neutral on Real Estate and Energy, which have a deviation of less than +/- 2% from the index weighting.
Top Trending Stocks in the S&P 500
Each month we distribute the Trendrating 100 list to our clients. We delineate the S&P 500 universe of stocks into five groups based on their Smart Momentum Score (SMS) and retracement value. Any stock that has retraced over 10% from a trend high is considered an outlier. This leaves us with a list of names in which our Model has high conviction. The market environment will dictate the number of names in the Top 100 list, but it will typically range from 80-100 companies. Here will be highlighting the Top 25 companies each month. Contact Trendrating for the complete list.
Rating Grade: A = Strong Bull Trend / B = Emerging Bull Trend / C = Emerging Bear Trend / D = Strong Bear Trend
Smart Momentum Score (SMS): is a continuous rating scale between -3 and 3, measuring the strength of the trend since that trend began. The metric allows the model to differentiate between securities of the same ratings, whether that is an A, B, C or D rated security.
Retracement: The percentage off the peak of the trend for positive trends or off the bottom for negative trends.
Proven Effectiveness – A 20-year back test supporting Trendrating’s sector allocation approach.
Trendrating Brochure – An overview of the services we offer.
Pinnacle Trendrating Innovative Equity Fund (IPTRX) – A mutual fund utilizing our trend capture model.
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