ITA Experimental Portfolio

The following portfolio is in the experimental stages of investigation so approach it with caution.  I have not checked out costs and expenses for every ETF included in this QPP analysis.  The portfolio includes seven unfamiliar stocks.  I will explain where they come from and the screens used to uncover them.

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MEDA Trust Update for September 2011

The September contribution from ITA Wealth Management membership fees took place a little over a week ago.  As readers know, the profits from this investment blog are donated to MEDA Trust in an effort to provide capital to those who do not have access to funds for launching their business.  This post is to let Platinum members know what is happening to their membership fees.

Amount donated to MEDA Trust = X

Dollars matched by other benefactors = 1.17X  Much of the matching funds come from the Canadian Government.

Current dollars loaned out = 7.57X   Many readers don't understand how this figure can be correct.  The way it works is that the dollars are paid back by the businesses and those dollars are loaned again.  Therefore, the original donations are put to work cycle after cycle giving this multiplier effect.

Loans paid back = 5.38X    Again, the original dollars are loan again and again and loan after loan is paid back.

Total number of businesses supported is currently 273.  I'm told that each business impacts 100 people.  If this is true, we have been instrumental in impacting over 27,000 people and our next goal is 100,000.  You can help by taking out a Platinum membership.

Thanks to all the Platinum clients as your small monthly membership is making a huge difference in the lives of many people.

Platinum membership is available for $5.00 per month.  Help yourself and others by becoming a member of ITA.

Portfolio Performance Data: 23 September 2011

After this week, ITA Wealth Management readers will certainly be aware of the high Retirement Ratio (RR) standard.  Only one portfolio, the Einstein, managed to turn in a positive RR value.  Let's face it, it was a very poor week for both domestic and world markets.  IRR percentage points were shed by every portfolio.  The good news is that most of the portfolios gained on both the ITA Index and the VTSMX benchmark. The Schrodinger and Maxwell held even against the VTSMX.

Portfolio Performance - 09/23/2011

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 08/31/2011 07/21/1999 Captool 2.4% NA NA 1.71% 0.69% 0.05 NA NA
Curie 09/23/2011 12/26/2007 TLH SS 1.5% -4.1% 5.6% -2.8% 4.3% NA 13.6 -13.6
Mosaic2 08/31/2011 07/19/1999 Captool 4.68% NA NA 1.53% 3.15% 0.16 NA NA
Newton 09/23/2011 06/02/2008 TLH SS 5.5% 0.7% 4.8% 1.8% 3.7% NA 2.6 -0.9
Passive Port. 08/31/2011 12/01/2000 Captool 4.6% NA NA 2.20% 2.4% 0.70 NA NA
Schrodinger 09/23/2011 12/01/2000 TLH SS 3.5% 1.1% 2.4% 1.5% 2.0% NA 16.1 -10.4
Jane 08/31/2011 02/14/1997 Captool 8.62% NA NA 5.0% 3.62% 0.54 NA NA
Einstein 09/23//2011 06/30/2008 TLH SS 6.6% 4.0% 2.6% 4.2% 2.4% NA 2.3 0.8
Gauss 08/31/2011 02/19/1997 Captool 8.71% NA NA 5.04% 3.67% 0.23 NA NA
Kepler 09/23/2011 11/01/2008 TLH SS 10.1% 9.6% 0.6% 10.5% -0.4% NA -0.2 -0.2
Scrappy 08/31/2011 08/14/2008 Captool 9.63% NA NA -0.70% 10.33% NA NA NA
Bohr 09/23/2011 08/14/2008 TLH SS 5.6% 4.7% 0.9% -0.1% 5.7% NA 11.1 -4.3
Kenilworth 09/23/2011 08/18/2010 TLH SS -10.8% -12.6% 1.9% -9.7% -1.1% NA -0.01 -0.11
Franklin 09/23/2011 05/6/2011 TLH SS -22.2% -32.0% 9.9% -36.3% 14.2% NA 0.08* -0.16*
Projects 08/31/2011 12/01/2000 Captool 5.01% NA NA 2.22% 2.79% 1.32 NA NA
Washington 08/31/2011 06/18/1999 Captool 3.06% NA NA 2.02% 1.04% 0.28 NA NA
Maxwell 09/23/2011 12/25/2000 TLH SS -0.8% -10.5% 9.7% 2.0% -2.8% NA -0.10 -0.26
Adams 08/31/2011 06/18/1999 Captool 3.43% NA NA 2.02% 1.41% 0.73 NA NA
Euclid 09/23/2011 06/30/1999 TLH SS 0.7% 7.8% -7.1% 1.9% -1.3% NA -0.06 -0.23
Jefferson 08/31/2011 06/13/2006 Captool 5.08% NA NA -0.48% 5.56% NA NA NA
Madison 09/23/2011 03/13/2008 TLH SS 3.5% 2.2% 1.3% 1.6% 1.9% NA 0.08 -0.09
                       

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