Sector Rotation Growth

The Sector Rotation Growth strategy identifies high probability, bullish directional trades on stocks that reside in 60 major industry sectors. The strategy’s foundation is based on the fact that institutional money continuously rotates from sector to sector. Our algorithms continuously monitor and rank the 60 industry sectors, and then “follows the money” by identifying the strongest stocks within the strongest sectors.

As an example, after Donald Trump was elected president in November 2016 investors started to rotate cash into aerospace and defense stocks & ETFs on the presumption that Mr. Trump was going to increase spending on the military.  As cash flowed into this sector it drove up the prices of many of the stocks in the sector, and especially the stocks with the strongest fundamentals.

This strategy also allocates a portion of the portfolio to short hedge trades, which reduces downside exposure during corrections. For the bullish trades we buy the underlying stock. Four percent of the portfolio is allocated to each trade. This strategy is offered both as self-managed and autotrade.

Summary of Benefits

Dynamic allocation of trades that “follow the money" as large institutions rotate cash across 60 industry sectors

  • Diversified across approximately 23 stocks to reduce single stock and single sector risk
  • Follows well defined exit rules to close positions as dictated by the technicals, which increases the probability of preserving gains and capital during periods of high volatility

When appropriate, the strategy allocates 15% to 25% of the portfolio to options-based hedge trades

  • Reduces volatility of the portfolio
  • Offers protection during market corrections or black swan market crash events

Sophisticated analysis comprising technical, fundamental and factor-based quantitative analysis

  • Identify stocks that have moved into high probability technical setups, including:
    • Accumulation and distribution
    • Relative strength
  • Identify stocks that have strong fundamentals, typically within the top 20 percentile
    • Sales growth
    • Earnings growth
    • Pre-tax profit
    • Return on equity
  • Perform factor-based quantitative screen to identify stocks that:
    • Have high probability of making a move up or down
    • Have high probability that the magnitude of the move will be significant