Freedland Healthcare

Managed by Sparrow Capital Management

2.5% Last 30 days 13.5% Last 90 days 29.6% Last 365 days 1.77 Sharpe Ratio -12.2% Max Drawdown

Freedland Healthcare

Managed by Sparrow Capital Management

2.5% Last 30 days 13.5% Last 90 days 29.6% Last 365 days 1.77 Sharpe Ratio -12.19 Max Drawdown
Risk score
Strategy Stocks
AUM fee 1.0%
• Investment minimum: $20,000
• Margin account
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The Freedland Healthcare portfolio invests in healthcare-related stocks. It attempts to identify companies with reasonable valuations and good prospects for growth including ones that offer possible dividends to stockholders. These companies will range from drug, device, retail sales, electronic medical record, prescription services, and HMO/hospital companies. While emphasizing mid cap stocks, large cap and smaller capitalization companies may be included as well as emerging medical treatments/technologies.Companies selected for this portfolio are closely monitored. Stocks are typically acquired slowly. Freedland attempts to limit losses by selling losing positions quickly. In the same way, he will attempt to preserve capital by moving towards a cash position during weak market environments and towards equities during periods of market strength. The market environment will be assessed by observing the price behavior of the individual holdings within the portfolio itself.


Using publicly available sources including Yahoo Finance,, and Google Finance, this portfolio will try to identify companies with longer-term records of growing revenue, earnings, and free cash flow. Consideration will be given to companies demonstrating improving fundamentals as well as reasonable valuation in terms of commonly available ratios including price/earnings, PEG, and price/sales ratios. Dividend payments will also be considered in a favorable light for investment decisions.

Allocation discipline

A maximum of twenty holdings. These holdings will be of equal weight and represent 50% of the cash available for investing. Subsequent purchases on buy signals. An attempt will be made to provide a diverse group of holdings across the healthcare field. Portions of appreciating stocks will be sold and these sales will be used as "buy signals” until 20 positions reached. This portfolio will hold at least a minimum of 5 positions.

Sell discipline

Positions are closed out only if they decline to preset levels as determined after an initial purchase or after gains in which case sale points are increased to trail the appreciation targets by pre-determined amounts. With each closure of a position on a sale after a decline, this is viewed as a negative signal resulting in a shift to cash unless at minimum portfolio size of 5 positions in which case holding is replaced.

All performance information on this page is based on the performance of the Portfolio Manager’s account. Client performance may differ. This information was calculated on July 13, 2018.

Daily returns
S&P 500 Health Care ETF
S&P 500 ETF
Manager (net of fees )
Last 30 days 2.5% 1.0% 3.0%
Last 90 days 13.5% 5.9% 7.1%
Last 365 Days 29.6% 16.5% 11.4%
Since inception (Annualized) 17.4% 14.3% 16.4%
2018 (YTD) 20.3% 5.7% 6.5%
2017 36.5% 21.7% 21.8%
2016 3.1% 12.0% -2.8%
2015 -3.9% 1.2% 6.8%
2014 23.4% 13.5% 25.1%
2013 49.8% 32.2% 41.2%
2012 18.8% 16.1% 17.6%
2011 -7.8% 1.9% 12.4%
Risk metrics (last 365 days)
S&P 500 Health Care ETF
S&P 500 ETF
Manager (net of fees )
Volatility 15.6% 12.5% 13.8%
Sharpe Ratio 1.77 1.16 0.69
Sortino Ratio 2.23 1.24 0.82
Maximum Drawdown -12.2% -10.1% -12.8%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -3.6% -2.9% -3.2%
Additional metrics (last 365 days)
vs. S&P 500 Health Care ETF
vs. S&P 500 ETF
Information Ratio 1.4% 2.1%
Alpha 10.92 16.13
Beta 1.01 0.93
R-Squared 0.7% 0.7%
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About Sparrow Capital Management

Sparrow Capital Management is a registered investment adviser based in Missouri. Gerry Sparrow, an investment professional with more than 20 years of investment management experience, is our President and Founder. He selects stock investments using a proprietary matrix of fundamental, quantitative and technical factors.

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