WMA Top Picks

Managed by Williams Market Analytics

-1.5% Last 30 days -2.7% Last 90 days -6.9% Last 365 days -1.07 Sharpe Ratio -13.3% Max Drawdown

WMA Top Picks

Managed by Williams Market Analytics

-1.5% Last 30 days -2.7% Last 90 days -6.9% Last 365 days -1.07 Sharpe Ratio -13.29 Max Drawdown
Risk score
Strategy Stocks
AUM fee 1.5%
Requirements
• Investment minimum: $10,000
• Margin account
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The WMA Top Picks portfolio is an investment solution for those wishing to avoid very crowded, passive index tracking strategies. Our selection of companies emanates from a fundamental ranking methodology of over 4,000 firms which are categorized according to three thematics – Growth, Value, and Yield. A weekly relative price trend indicator for each stock is overlaid upon the fundamental framework to ensure our holdings remain oriented in the right direction. The strategy objective is to outperform the Russell 3000, in both bull and bear markets, and produce long-term capital appreciation.

Research

We track key fundamental metrics for our 4,000+ firm universe, including growth, company valuation, profitability, PER, financial situation, PEG, earnings/sales revisions, RoE, yield, and consensus analyst recommendations. Using an in-house ranking methodology, companies receive a score for each of these criteria. In addition, an algorithm using the issuing company’s weekly Friday closing price and the company’s WMA (relative) price generates a weekly buy/sell/hold rating. Our work with prices helps to avoid investing in value traps.

Approach

The Top Picks portfolio relies on the WMA Fundamental Allocation Model which provides a selection of companies meeting our minimum fundamental criteria in numerous categories. The model is updated weekly with the most recently-released fundamental data and the portfolio is rebalanced to ensure that our holdings remain ranked among the top 10% of all listed firms according to our criteria.

Allocation discipline

The Top Picks portfolio remains invested in 25 to 30 companies which meet our Growth, Valuation, and Yield minimum ranking criteria. Initial position sizes may not exceed 4% per line, implying a roughly equal-weighting of portfolio holdings. The portfolio maintains a blended allocation, with approximately one-third of assets invested in each of the three thematics discussed above.

Sell discipline

We rebalance the portfolio once a week. Stocks are sold if the company’s fundamental ranking falls below our minimum criteria or if our weekly trend indicator tells us that price momentum has turned down.

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 November 15, 2018.

Daily returns
Performance
Russell 3000 ETF
S&P 500 ETF
Manager (net of fees )
Last 30 days -1.5% -2.6% -2.7%
Last 90 days -2.7% -3.8% -4.4%
Last 365 Days -6.9% 8.4% 8.0%
Since inception (Annualized) -0.5% 12.9% 12.3%
2018 (YTD) -8.8% 3.6% 3.2%
2017 9.2% 21.7% 21.0%
Risk metrics (last 365 days)
Russell 3000 ETF
S&P 500 ETF
Manager (net of fees )
Volatility 8.6% 14.5% 14.3%
Sharpe Ratio -1.07 0.42 0.39
Sortino Ratio -1.44 0.48 0.46
Maximum Drawdown -13.3% -10.1% -10.3%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -2.0% -3.4% -3.3%
Additional metrics (last 365 days)
vs. Russell 3000 ETF
vs. S&P 500 ETF
Information Ratio -1.5% -1.5%
Alpha -10.63 -10.58
Beta 0.42 0.43
R-Squared 0.5% 0.5%
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About Williams Market Analytics

Williams Market Analytics, LLC (“WMA, LLC”) is an independent asset manager and financial market research boutique. The lead portfolio manager is Dr. Owen Williams, CFA. He has over 18 years experience in market research and portfolio management including his prior work at Ned Davis Research Group and a couple of private Swiss family offices. Dr. Williams holds a Master of International Business Studies degree, a Doctorate in Business Administration and is a CFA charterholder.

Important Information

  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.  
  2. All performance information on this page is based on the performance of the Portfolio Manager’s account, using the manager’s own funds. Portfolio Manager’s pre-IBKR Asset Management performance information may include performance of non-IBKR Asset Management client accounts. Performance of the Portfolio Manager's account is calculated by IBKR Asset Management on a daily time-weighted basis, including cash, dividends and earnings distributions and reflects the deduction of broker commissions. Manager returns include trades and positions that fail IBKR Asset Management's trading rules, as a result, actual client returns will differ. IBKR Asset Management advisory fees are simulated and applied retroactively to present the portfolio return "net-of-fees".
  3. None of the performance information displayed on this page is based on the actual performance of any IBKR Asset Management client account investing in this portfolio. The performance in an IBKR Asset Management client account invested in this portfolio may differ (i.e., be lower or higher) from the Portfolio Manager’s account performance based on any trading restrictions imposed by the client (resulting in different account holdings), time of initial investment, amount of investment, frequency and size of cash flows in and out of the client account, applicable brokerage commissions, and different corporate actions. Clients investing in this portfolio may view the actual performance of their investment in this portfolio by logging into their IBKR Asset Management account and reviewing their customized dashboard.
  4. All graph data is as of the end of day for the referenced period, unless otherwise specified. The investment minimum is the minimum investment required to follow a particular portfolio. The minimum amount is determined by IBKR Asset Management, based on the characteristics of the underlying portfolio. It should not be considered as specific investment advice for your investment situation.
  5. The performance charts are provided for informational purposes only, and should not be used as the basis for making an investment decision. We rely on mathematical formulas, computer programs, and pricing information from third-party vendors to provide these returns. Neither IBKR Asset Management nor any of its data or content providers shall be liable for any errors in this information or any actions taken by you in reliance upon this information.
  6. Benchmark returns displayed have been calculated by IBKR Asset Management using daily adjusted close prices and include dividend income. More information here. For certain portfolios IBKR Asset Management uses an index as a benchmark, while for others it uses an investable exchange traded fund (ETF) as a benchmark. Index returns do not reflect the deduction of any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Individuals cannot invest directly in an index. Investable ETF returns reflect the deduction of (i.e., are net of) management fees, transaction costs and expenses.
  7. All Portfolio Manager information including personal data, profiles, strategies, monthly investment reports, and historical results outside of IBKR Asset Management has been provided by the Portfolio Manager. IBKR Asset Management makes no representation or warranty of its accuracy, completeness or relevance and it does not represent the opinions of IBKR Asset Management. Transaction history of Portfolio Managers is available upon request. Portfolio classifications are provided by IBKR Asset Management, and are intended to serve as a general guide.
  8. Not all transactions listed will appear in accounts due to IBKR Asset Management's trading rules and individual client constraints. Eligibility of these securities is monitored periodically, and may change over time. Actual client investment holdings may vary.
  9. This portfolio was launched on IBKR Asset Management on April 09, 2018. Returns history prior to launch is derived from account position valuation and cash flow data at Interactive Brokers. IBKR Asset Management has not reviewed this performance data but has received manager certification that it adheres to the current strategy.
  10. 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.
  11. The Portfolio Manager could use borrowed funds or leverage to fund investments in this portfolio. Leverage indicates the level of margin utilized and is calculated by dividing gross exposure by portfolio net liquidation value. Leverage involves a high degree of risk, is highly speculative, and is not suitable for all investors. Leverage increases both the amount you may lose and the amount you may make in a portfolio, leading to higher returns in the case of favorable market movements but also larger losses under adverse market conditions. You may also incur additional expenses associated with borrowing funds. You should only select a portfolio using leverage if you are comfortable with the level of risk involved in using leverage.