Sizemore Capital

Dividend Growth

Managed by Sizemore Capital

Strategy:
Stocks
Management fee:
1.50%
Sharpe ratio:
1.42
Minimum investment:
$5,000
Portfolio risk score:

The Dividend Growth portfolio selects dividend-paying stocks that I believe will provide an attractive income over the next decade and beyond. I believe a fundamental shift in investor preferences is occurring that favors income over growth. This is due, in part, to the aging of America’s Baby Boomers. At the same time, I see traditional income investments such as bonds and certificates of deposit currently offering unattractive yields that are quite low.

Research

I select investments that meet one or both of the following criteria - one, they offer a high current yield relative to competing investments and two, they provide income from the investment that has a long history of rising over time, or I believe that it has potential to rise going forward. My research attempts to gauge the safety of the income stream. I seek to avoid positions where the risks outweigh the potential for high yields.

Approach

The Dividend Growth portfolio invests in shares of U.S. and international common stocks, real estate investment trusts (REITs), master limited partnerships (MLPs), and other income-producing securities. The primary objective of the portfolio is to potentially generate a high and growing income stream that will outpace inflation over time. The secondary objective is to generate long-term capital gains.

Allocation discipline

The Dividend Growth portfolio is concentrated among asset classes that have a history of rising income payouts. Those include dividend-paying stocks, real estate investment trusts, and master limited partnerships. Other asset classes and investment vehicles (such as closed-end mutual funds or ETFs) may also be considered as valuations and market conditions warrant. My initial investment in a security typically will not exceed 5% of the total portfolio's value, though the allocation may rise above that threshold due to price movements over time.

Sell discipline

I will sell holdings that no longer meet the strategy's criteria for dividend growth. Positions that I view as at risk of dividend reductions will be considered for sale. Additionally, positions that I view as overvalued or that no longer offer an attractive yield relative to alternatives will also be considered for sale.

Exceptions

I may buy a security that does not have a history of dividend payouts if my research leads me to believe that a payout will be initiated in the near future.

  • All performance information is of the Portfolio Manager account, net of the current management fee. Client account performance could differ. A client invested when a higher management fee applied experienced lower returns than displayed here. This information was calculated up to April 14, 2021. Performance, composition and volatility could vary significantly from that of the benchmark(s), which are provided for illustrative purposes only.

    Performance

    Last 30 days -0.6%
    Last 90 days 7.3%
    Last 365 days 31.3%
    Since inception (annualized) 7.1%
    2021 (YTD) 10.8%
    2020 -12.2%
    2019 20.9%
    2018 -9.6%
    2017 8.5%
    2016 26.0%
    2015 -11.4%
    2014 13.6%
    2013 22.6%

    Risk metrics (last 365 days)

    Volatility 22.0%
    Sharpe ratio 1.42
    Sortino ratio 1.98
    Maximum drawdown -16.7%
    Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -5.1%
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About Sizemore Capital

Sizemore Capital Management LLC is a registered investment advisory firm located in Dallas, Texas.

Charles Lewis Sizemore, CFA is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of the firm.

Investment process

Sizemore Capital Management generally takes a top-down, macro approach to the investment process. I attempt to identify durable macro trends and choose attractively-priced investments that stand to benefit from those trends. I take a global approach; all international markets and industries are considered for investment.

How I got started

I am a long-time financial writer and I founded Sizemore Capital Management in 2008 to grant my readers access to my investment insights.

Important Information
  1. Past performance is no guarantee of future results, and all investments, including those in this portfolio, involve the risk of loss, including loss of principal and a reduction in earnings.
  2. All performance information on this page is based on the performance of the Portfolio Manager’s account, using the manager’s own funds. Portfolio Manager’s pre-Interactive Advisors performance information may include performance of non-Interactive Advisors client accounts. Performance of the Portfolio Manager's account is calculated by Interactive Advisors on a daily time-weighted basis, including cash, dividends and earnings distributions and reflects the deduction of broker commissions. Manager returns include trades and positions that fail Interactive Advisors' trading rules, as a result, actual client returns will differ. Interactive Advisors advisory fees are simulated and applied retroactively to present the portfolio return "net-of-fees".
  3. None of the performance information displayed on this page is based on the actual performance of any Interactive Advisors client account investing in this portfolio. The performance in an Interactive Advisors client account invested in this portfolio may differ (i.e., be lower or higher) from the Portfolio Manager’s account performance based on any trading restrictions imposed by the client (resulting in different account holdings), time of initial investment, amount of investment, frequency and size of cash flows in and out of the client account, applicable brokerage commissions, and different corporate actions.Clients investing in this portfolio may view the actual performance of their investment in this portfolio by logging into their Interactive Advisors account and reviewing their customized dashboard.
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  6. Benchmark returns displayed have been calculated by Interactive Advisors using daily adjusted close prices and include dividend income. More information here. For certain portfolios Interactive Advisors uses an index as a benchmark, while for others it uses an investable exchange traded fund (ETF) as a benchmark. Index returns do not reflect the deduction of any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Individuals cannot invest directly in an index. Investable ETF returns reflect the deduction of (i.e., are net of) management fees, transaction costs and expenses.
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  8. These securities are currently held in the Portfolio Manager's brokerage account. Positions in the "Portfolio Holdings" table currently pass Interactive Advisors' trading rules, subject to individual client constraints. Eligibility for replication may change over time. Actual client investment holdings may vary.
  9. Not all transactions listed will appear in accounts due to Interactive Advisors' trading rules and individual client constraints. Eligibility of these securities is monitored periodically, and may change over time. Actual client investment holdings may vary.
  10. Real time transaction history for this portfolio is not available. Instead, the portfolio's positions are replicated daily. If you have any questions, please contact Client Services.
  11. Simulated performance of multi-manager portfolios is calculated as a weighted average daily performance of the underlying portfolios. It reflects the allocations through time of portfolios included in the multi-manager portfolio. The simulation does not include trading costs for changes to allocations, for example when the multi-manager portfolio is rebalanced. This means performance will be overstated, though not materially, relative to what a client might achieve. Fees are subtracted from the performance on a monthly basis to present the net return.
  12. This portfolio was launched on Interactive Advisors on March 29, 2012.
  13. The actual performance chart is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be used as the basis for making an investment decision. We rely on mathematical formulas, computer programs, and pricing information from third-party vendors (Refinitiv Worldscope database) to provide these returns. Neither Interactive Advisors nor any of its data or content providers shall be liable for any errors in this information or any actions taken by you in reliance upon this information.
  14. The actual performance of the manager account displayed on this page is based on the performance of an Interactive Advisors proprietary account invested using this strategy and is calculated by Interactive Advisors on a daily time-weighted basis, including cash, dividends and earnings distributions. The actual performance for this portfolio is presented “net of fees” and reflects the deduction of the Interactive Advisors advisory fee, Interactive Brokers LLC brokerage and other commissions and expenses that a client has to pay if he invests in this portfolio after the launch date.
  15. Transaction history is available upon request. Portfolio classifications are provided by Interactive Advisors, and are intended to serve as a general guide.