100 Level

Clark’s Fish Camp

If you are ever in Jacksonville, Florida, be sure to set your GPS to locate Clark's Fish Camp restaurant.  The food is excellent and the ambiance is "other-world."  Be prepared to wait an hour at prime time unless you have a VIP seating card.  In the main dining area are more stuffed animals than one is likely to see other than in a natural history museum. Over the … [Read More...]

Latest Bullish Percent Indicators

Readers looking for the latest Bullish Percent Indicators will find them at this site.  These results simply underline what I've been saying for weeks - this is an overbought market.  One of the ways to protect capital is to implement the ITA Risk Reduction model or simply go to cash at some point when the market backs off these high levels.  That is an extremely difficult call to make.  I'm … [Read More...]

300 Level

Abbott Laboratories (ABT): Supercharge Your ETF Portfolio

Abbott Labs is one of the stocks I used as an example of how one might supercharge a portfolio made up of non-managed index ETFs.  What is the outlook for ABT when analyzed in isolation?  Platinum members will find such an analysis below.  I am using Better Investing's Stock Selection Guide for this analysis and the data comes from the American Association of Individual Investors … [Read More...]

Rebalancing Portfolio: Blending Dashboard and Optimizer

Now that an optimizing tool is available, how does one rebalance a portfolio by combining the output of an optimizer with the Dashboard guidelines?  The larger topic is one of asset allocation so I will start with the following Dashboard that defines an asset allocation plan. Dashboard:  Assume the following Dashboard lays out the Strategic Asset Allocation plan for a portfolio.  Only pay … [Read More...]

200 Level

Portfolio Performance Update: 5 March 2013

Nearly two months passed since I last updated the portfolio performance data table.  I'm not trying to hide anything.  Instead, I've been working on other projects such as portfolio optimization.  Since the last review the U.S. Equities market has been on a tear.  In context my comments below need to reflect the fact that not all February dividends are recorded in the following data and none of … [Read More...]

Portfolio Performance: 18 February 2011

  ITA Wealth Management readers will find the February 18 portfolio performance data table below. Since the last update, the Curie, Newton, Schrodinger, Einstein, Bohr, and Maxwell gained ground on either the VTSMX or ITA Index benchmarks.  Several of these portfolios also showed an increase in the Sortino or Retirement Ratios.  When this occurs, it is a significant positive … [Read More...]

400 Level

A Risk-Parity Look At The New Normal Portfolio

While I don't know if the current makeup of assets matches my most recent copy of the New Normal, a look at a risk reduction or equal rating of risk is instructive.  Check out the QPP analysis below. … [Read More...]

“Delta Factor” Plus “Conservative Delta Index”

Platinum members, here is the extended screen shot that includes another column of information. Platinum membership available for $5.00 per month. … [Read More...]