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The information presented herein is only for informational purposes about ValuEngine Capital Management’s investment strategies and is not intended as a solicitation to invest. Returns presented are based on client managed account performance and include all management fees and trading commissions. Unless otherwise noted, the Time Weighted Return (TWR) methodology is used to calculate returns. All returns numbers come directly from the custodian of the accounts, Interactive Brokers LLC. Past performance is no indication or guarantee of future results. Please see disclosures for additional details.
The ValuEngine View Strategy is the product of a sophisticated stock valuation model that was first developed by ValuEngine’s academic research team. It utilizes a three-factor approach: fundamental variables such as a company’s trailing 12-month Earnings-Per-Share (EPS), the analyst consensus estimate of the company’s future 12-month EPS, and the 30-year Treasury yield are all used to create a more accurate reflection of a company’s fair value.
A total of eleven additional firm-specific variables are also used. The ValuEngine View portfolio is constructed by integrating this model along with some basic rules for market capitalization and industry diversification. The View strategy is aggressive in its overall risk profile.
The ValuEngine Aggressive Strategy invests in a variety of asset classes in order to provide investors with a higher return. The ValuEngine Aggressive Strategy mainly focuses on Stocks, but ETFs focused on commodities, stock indices, REITS, bonds, emerging markets, and other suitable products are not excluded and can from time to time appear in the portfolio.
While ValuEngine research models are utilized extensively to find potential investments, this portfolio is under the direct management of ValuEngine Capital Financial Advisors. Each position is vetted individually, and so unlike the other ValuEngine Capital portfolios, this strategy is not strictly quantitative. The ValuEngine Aggressive Strategy is designed for investors seeking higher returns and have a higher tolerance for risk.
The ValuEngine REIT Strategy invests in REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) of all types in order to provide exposure to real estate markets. REITs are a great way for investors to get exposure to real estate without holding and managing actual properties. They trade like stocks and pay dividends in addition to the potential returns from price increases.
There are several types of REITs that investors can purchase. The VE REIT portfolio selects stocks from four equity trust industries (Retail, Residential, Mortgage Trust, and Other) based on ValuEngine's proprietary calculated forecast returns. REITS historically have offered strong returns through both relatively high dividend payments and stock price appreciation.
The ValuEngine Diversified Strategy invests in a variety of asset classes to provide investors with stable returns and a high- dividend yield. This strategy primarily allocates across the S&P500 index, Bonds, and specific sector groups through the use of ETF’s (Exchange Traded Funds). Individual stocks are also used, typically with strong dividend payments. It is a general, all-purpose portfolio with risk approximately equal to the S&P 500 index.
The ValuEngine (VE) Conservative Strategy invests in a variety of asset classes in order to provide investors with a more stable, less risky return. The strategy can contain stocks, ETF’s, mutual funds, bonds, treasuries, and other investments when appropriate. While VE research is utilized extensively to find potential investments and indicate when to utilize this more conservative strategy over other more aggressive strategies, this portfolio is under the direct management of VECM Financial Advisors.
Each position is vetted individually, and so unlike other VECM portfolios, this strategy is not strictly quantitative. The Conservative Strategy is designed for investors seeking lower risk and more stable returns than the general market. However, it is also used for more aggressive investors to place funds when markets are overbought to reduce drawdowns.