Auxan Capital Advisors LLC

Multi-Strategy Sector Rotation

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We use a multi-faceted approach. For this particular model, 35% is allocated to a Sector Rotation system (technical analysis based), another 35% to a Calendar system (based on sector seasonality), and the remaining 30% among index strategies that are managed using various types of data and analysis (earnings, inflation, price, linear regression, trend following, volatility, etc). We believe that using multiple strategies adds an important layer of diversification. Our primary aim isn’t necessarily to always outperform a benchmark, but rather to manage risk and achieve consistent returns in all types of markets.
Our approach is quantitative. We use various data sources (sector, index, macroeconomic) and write and backtest algorithms that determine when and what we buy or sell.
Most of the research involves writing the algorithms and backtesting. After that, it’s just a matter of following the rules and researching and testing new ideas as they come along.
Sector Rotation System (35%) – chooses 3 ETFs from a basket of 40 ETFs (various sectors and countries) each month, and occasionally goes defensive into cash or an inverse S&P ETF.

Calendar System (35%) – Rotates between 16 sectors based on seasonality. This will be more aggressive from November through April and more defensive from May through October.

Index Systems (30%) – Uses trend following and linear regression and invests in funds that follow broad indexes.

Cash (Varies) – In some cases, when strategies are out of the market, funds will be parked in some short-term bond ETFs instead of cash.

Number of positions will typically be between 7 and 20. Cash & Short-term bonds may represent 0-50% of the portfolio.  Portfolio turnover will be high. Most trades will result in short-term gains & losses, which may have tax implications for certain investors. Portfolio Beta will vary widely depending on the market circumstances, but overall beta will usually be less than 1.
Selling is based on the rules of each system. The Sector Rotation and Index systems will tend to go to cash relatively quickly, and the Calendar system will move in and out of sectors the same way each year at predetermined dates.
We expect to follow our rules consistently. However, should a significant event take place, we may make exceptions in order to move to safety.

Portfolio Manager performance


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Last 90 days



Last 365 days


Quarterly vs S&P500

Quarterly vs S&P500

Risk score

  • 6.0%

    Best quarter

  • -6.6%

    Worst quarter

    • 1.5% fee
    • $30,000 min
  • Required: Margin account

Portfolio Manager performance graph

All performance information on this page is based on the performance of the Portfolio Manager’s account. Client performance may differ. Client account performance is displayed on the client dashboard.

Performance Portfolio inception July 14, 2014

as of September 18, 2017 Manager (net of fees ) S&P 500
Last 30 days 23.6% 3.2%
Last 90 days 24.9% 2.7%
Last 365 Days 39.4% 17.0%
Since inception (Annualized) 8.0% 7.7%
2017 (YTD) 33.3% 11.8%
2016 5.7% 9.5%
2015 -8.4% -0.7%

Risk metrics Last 365 days

as of September 18, 2017 Manager (net of fees ) S&P 500
Volatility 17.9% 7.7%
Sharpe Ratio 2.14 2.08
Sortino Ratio 3.10 3.00
Maximum Drawdown -12.3% -4.2%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -4.1% -1.8%
vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio 1.44
Alpha 16.1%
Beta 1.17
R-Squared 0.25


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Latest transactions Average trades per month 14.3

Executed Symbol Security Type Price
July 27, 2017 SHOP Shopify Inc Buy $94.27
July 27, 2017 FXF CurrencyShares Swiss Franc Trust Sell $98.18
July 27, 2017 IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF Sell $249.51
July 27, 2017 CIU iShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF Sell $110.08
July 27, 2017 SSO ProShares Ultra S&P500 Sell $93.78
July 27, 2017 IBB iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF Sell $324.28
July 27, 2017 VNQI Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF Sell $58.43
July 27, 2017 TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF Sell $123.08
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  1. Past performance is no guarantee of future results, and all investments, including those in this portfolio, involve the risk of loss, including loss of principal and a reduction in earnings.  
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  9. The Portfolio Manager could use short selling to manage this portfolio. Short selling is more complex than simply owning securities, involves a high degree of risk, is highly speculative, and is not suitable for all investors. The risk of loss associated with short selling is virtually unlimited. Short selling may also involve additional expenses and risks, including hard-to-borrow stock charges and buy-in risk. You should only select a portfolio using short selling if you are comfortable with the level of risk involved in short selling.
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