100 Level

Environmental, Social and Corportate Governance Performance Results

Socially Responsible Investing or what is now commonly called Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) was recently discussed over on Seeking Alpha.  Pure logic tells us that any time one applies any type of screen to investments it will have a negative impact on performance.  Is this true, and if so, what is the impact?  While these results are not intended to be a … [Read More...]

Welcome New Platinum Members

Just a word of welcome to all the new members who recently signed up for a Platinum subscription.  Thank you very much.  Here are a few suggestions to help you navigate this blog. Check out the Beginning Investors category found in the right-hand sidebar.  Even if you are an experienced investor, you will find nuggets of interest. Go over the Critical Information category. Check out the … [Read More...]

300 Level

ITARR Kenilworth Portfolio Update: 19 July 2012

As one of the five ITA Risk Reduction model portfolios, the Kenilworth is well worth your attention.  Although rather new and small in size, sixteen asset classes are used to fill out the capital allocation plan.  Cash contributions come in every month helping to rebalance the portfolio when necessary.  Due to the influx of cash each month, I am not overly concerned about Large-Cap … [Read More...]

“Holy Grail” Portfolio: A Revised Look

QPP Analysis of "Holy Grail" Portfolio While I hope to have the focus of this blog post show up on Seeking Alpha, here is an advanced look at what I've been working on for Platinum members. This is quite a strong portfolio based on QPP analysis. Platinum membership is available for $5.00 per month.  Help provide capital for individuals starting their own business in developing … [Read More...]

200 Level

ITA Portfolio: A Well Diversified Mix of ETFs

Platinum members are encouraged to take a close look at the following list of ETFs that make up this portfolio. The following material is not available for publication on Seeking Alpha or other Internet sites.  This material is reserved for Platinum members. … [Read More...]

Portfolio Performance Update – 5/6/2011

In the table below readers will find portfolio performance data for 20 portfolios.  Ten are tracked using Captool software and ten are monitored and managed using the TLH Spreadsheet.  The IR column is the Information Ratio value.  SR and RR are Sortino Ratio and Retirement Ratio respectively.  The higher the ratio value the better. Keep in mind that the May dividends for HYG, … [Read More...]

400 Level

Delta Factor After 400 Point Drop

ITA Wealth Management readers likely want to know what the Delta and Delta Factor projections are indicating after the 400 point drop yesterday.  The buying trend has started, although we still could be early in the cycle.  The reason I think we may be early is that it is not unusual for the Delta Factor to make projections a few months early.  Two time ranges are shown in the … [Read More...]

Preparing for Euclid Update

This pre-update is something I've not done before as I did not have some of these tools just a few weeks ago.  This blog entry takes a look at the Efficient Frontier of the Euclid and compares it with the S&P 500.  In addition, I look at the Rankings to see if some available cash might be used to bolster shares in ETFs that are expected to perform well over the next few months. Efficient … [Read More...]