Stone Fox Capital

Net Payout Yields

  • Strategy Stocks
  • Additional attributes Large cap
Net Payout Yields is designed to be a conservative strategy. It offers a diversified selection of large cap stocks that offer dividends and/or are buying back stock.

The net payout yield goal for the strategy is 8%, defined by the amount a company spends on stock buybacks and dividends as a percentage of its stock price (adjusted for the amount a company receives for issuing new stock). The dividend yield objective for the strategy is 2 to 3%. Of course, stock dividends reflect past performance and there is no guarantee they will continue to be paid.
Mark mainly invests in stocks in the S&P 500 with market caps above $10 billion. He also invests 10 to 20% in large caps to increase the return potential while maintaining volatility generally in line with the S&P 500.
Mark screens companies for high net payout yields, then selects the ones that he believes are of high quality; he will not automatically select just the highest-yielding stocks. Mark conducts additional fundamental research in an effort to avoid companies that he believes may become distressed.
The strategy typically holds around 15-20 positions. Some stocks will be given smaller positions if Mark believes they are too risky to warrant a larger one. He typically replaces stocks when their yields decline with higher-yielding stocks.
Mark will sell stocks when their stock yields drop below his target. That may happen due to stock price increases that drive down yields, dividend cuts, or changes to stock repurchase plans.
A few exchange-traded funds (ETFs) may be held in an effort to improve diversification and to reduce risk.

Portfolio Manager performance


Last 30 days



Last 90 days



Last 365 days


Quarterly vs S&P500

Quarterly vs S&P500

Risk score

  • 13.4%

    Best quarter

  • -10.8%

    Worst quarter

    • 1% fee
    • $20,000 min

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 November 02, 2010

as of September 18, 2017 Manager (net of fees ) S&P 500
Last 30 days 1.1% 3.2%
Last 90 days 0.1% 2.7%
Last 365 Days 14.1% 17.0%
Since inception (Annualized) 13.0% 11.4%
2017 (YTD) 3.9% 11.8%
2016 16.3% 9.5%
2015 -6.1% -0.7%
2014 14.7% 11.4%
2013 37.1% 29.6%
2012 20.3% 13.4%
2011 5.5% -0.0%

Risk metrics Last 365 days

as of September 18, 2017 Manager (net of fees ) S&P 500
Volatility 10.1% 7.7%
Sharpe Ratio 1.29 2.08
Sortino Ratio 1.83 3.00
Maximum Drawdown -4.6% -4.2%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -2.3% -1.8%
vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio -0.52
Alpha -3.8%
Beta 1.09
R-Squared 0.69


  • Consumer, Cyclical
  • Financial
  • Communications
  • Technology
  • Consumer, Non-cyclical

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Portfolio commentary

Latest transactions Average trades per month 1.4

Executed Symbol Security Type Price
September 15, 2017 UAL United Continental Holdings Inc Buy $59.98
May 17, 2017 AIG American International Group Inc Buy $61.55
March 02, 2017 CAT Caterpillar Inc Sell $94.10
February 03, 2017 VOD Vodafone Group PLC Buy $24.64
February 03, 2017 SDRL Seadrill Ltd Sell $1.82
November 03, 2016 CTL CenturyLink Inc Buy $22.99
October 20, 2016 HAL Halliburton Co Sell $49.13
June 16, 2016 UAL United Continental Holdings Inc Buy $42.02
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