Other than this being the first day of the month, this review or update of the Carson is an interesting one as Discretionary (VCR) was sufficiently close to a sale that I purged the Carson of this ETF. Telecom is still oversold so I added more shares of VOX and have limit orders to purchase more in order to fill the “21.7% requirement.”
This early in the month we don’t pay much attention to the current performance and risk readings. Concentrate on the trends.
Carson Investment Quiver
Below is the current investment quiver for the Carson and its holdings. VDE, VFH, VIS, and VAW are still in the “neutral” zone so we continue to hold those shares. Since the Carson holds more cash than is necessary to fill Telecom we move down into the Dual Momentum™ group. More on this in the next section.
Carson Investment Recommendations
If you have been keeping up with the Sector BPI Plus model discussions you are aware that I added DM and Income generators to the sector ETFs. We follow and fill the recommendations in this order.
- Sector recommendations are filled first. Right now that is Telecom (VOX). The current recommendation is to purchase sufficient shares of VOX to make up 21.7% of the total portfolio.
- If there is additional cash available we move into the Dual Momentum™ group (VTI, VEA, VWO, and BND) and look for more recommendations. VEA is the highest ranked ETF from this group so we are set to purchase more shares of VEA.
- If cash is still available we dip down into the income or CEF group. Note that a few CEFs were purchased during the month of April.
Carson Manual Risk Adjustments
If 15 more shares of VOX are purchased we are up to 19% of the portfolio. I need to buy 20 shares to push the percentage over 20%.
158 shares of VEA are recommended and I have limit orders set to purchase 160 more shares.
Carson Performance Data
Over the past 16 months the Carson has opened up a significant lead over SPY or the S&P 500. The same is true for the other potential benchmarks I track. Keep in mind the right-hand column is annualized IRR values whereas the left column is the IRR since 12/31/2021.
Carson Risk Ratios
Disregard the May data on the right as one day is meaningless. Pay more attention to the trends of the Sortino Ratio, Jensen Alpha, and the Information Ratio.
The Jensen slope is positive, but barely so.
While it is still too early to draw useful conclusions, the Sector BPI Plus investing model is showing promise. If other ITA readers are using the Sector BPI model, your comments are most welcome. Just post in the Comment section provided below.