Franklin Portfolio Introduced

Several weeks ago I hinted at the possibility of tracking a new portfolio.  Today I am officially announcing the launch of the Franklin Portfolio.  Here at ITA Wealth Management, portfolios are named after scientists and presidents.  The Franklin Portfolio carries the name for several reasons.  While never president of the U.S., Benjamin Franklin was an important figure in American history.  In addition to Ben, the name of this portfolio carries a second Franklin name for a scientist whose work on the structure of DNA was not properly recognized during her short lifetime.  She is, Rosalind Franklin, and I recommend everyone read about her work using the link.

Another reason for bringing the Franklin Portfolio to your attention is to show how one transitions a mature portfolio into the TLH spreadsheet for future management and monitoring.  How does one get started working with the TLH spreadsheet?  Below is that information through the use of a 12 minute audio/video clip.

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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, TIP, TLT, IEF, etc. have yet to be entered into the portfolios carrying those income oriented ETFs.  This does not pertain to portfolios with the 4/29/2011 update information.  As I update the various portfolios I will enter the latest data.

Portfolio Performance - 05/06/2011

Portfolio Last Update Launch Date Tracking Tool Port. IRR ITA Index Diff Port. vs. ITA Index VTSMX IRR Diff. Port. vs. VTSMX Index IR SR RR
AA-Mosaic 04/29/2011 07/21/1999 Captool 3.09% NA NA 3.0% 0.09% 0.05 NA NA
Curie 05/05/2011 12/26/2007 TLH SS 6.1% 0.7% 5.3% 2.2% 3.9% NA 11.6 4.1
Mosaic2 04/29/2011 07/19/1999 Captool 5.27% NA NA -0.58% 5.85% 0.15 NA NA
Newton 05/06/2011 06/02/2008 TLH SS 10.4% 13.6% -3.3% 8.8% 1.6% NA 1.3 1.3
Passive Port. 04/29/2011 12/01/2000 Captool 5.83% NA NA 3.35% 2.48% 0.70 NA NA
Schrodinger 04/29/2011 12/01/2000 TLH SS 5.5% 0.5% 0.0% 3.5% 2.0% NA 4.0 1.6
Jane 04/29/2011 02/14/1997 Captool 9.60% NA NA 2.94% 6.66% 0.54 NA NA
Einstein 05/06/2011 06/30/2008 TLH SS 15.6% 18.3% -2.7% 12.3% 3.3% NA 4.9 4.9
Gauss 04/29/2011 02/19/1997 Captool 9.74% NA NA 2.91% 6.83% 0.23 NA NA
Kepler 05/06/2011 11/01/2008 TLH SS 20.9% 23.6% -2.7% 20.9% -0.1% NA -0.04 -0.04
Scrappy 04/29/2011 08/14/2008 Captool 14.54% NA NA 7.0% 7.54% NA NA NA
Bohr 05/06/2011 08/14/2008 TLH SS 13.4% 13.9% -0.4% 7.0% 6.4% NA 4.0 4.0
Kenilworth 05/06/2011 08/18/2010 TLH SS 23.4% 26.3% -2.9% 31.4% -8.0% NA -0.05 -0.05
Projects 04/29/2011 12/01/2000 Captool 5.97% NA NA 3.03% 2.94% 1.33 NA NA
Washington 04/29/2011 06/18/1999 Captool 3.27% NA NA -0.18% 3.09% 0.28 NA NA
Maxwell 05/06/2011 12/25/2000 TLH SS 1.0% 10.1% -9.1% 4.0% -2.9% NA -0.16 -0.19
Adams 04/29/2011 06/18/1999 Captool 3.72% NA NA 3.05% 0.67% 0.72 NA NA
Euclid 05/06/2011 06/30/1999 TLH SS 1.9% 10.1% -8.2% 5.1% -3.2% NA -0.14 -0.14
Jefferson 04/29/2011 03/13/2008 Captool 6.82% NA NA -2.97% 9.79% NA NA NA
Madison 05/06/2011 03/13/2008 TLH SS 6.3% 22.9% -16.6% 11.0% -4.7% NA -0.20 -0.20