Dividend Growth

Managed by Sizemore Capital

-0.4% Last 30 days 2.4% Last 90 days 4.7% Last 365 days 0.21 Sharpe Ratio -14.8% Max Drawdown

Dividend Growth

Managed by Sizemore Capital

-0.4% Last 30 days 2.4% Last 90 days 4.7% Last 365 days 0.21 Sharpe Ratio -14.80 Max Drawdown
Risk score
Strategy Stocks
AUM fee 1.50%
• Investment minimum: 20000.0
• Margin account
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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.


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.


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.


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 on this page is based on the performance of the Portfolio Manager’s account. Client performance may differ. This information was calculated on May 20, 2019.

Daily returns
Russell 1000 Value ETF
S&P 500 ETF
Manager (net of fees)
Last 30 days -0.4% -2.1% -1.9%
Last 90 days 2.4% 2.6% 1.0%
Last 365 Days 4.7% 6.7% 3.8%
Since inception (Annualized) 8.7% 12.6% 10.8%
2019 (YTD) 12.7% 14.1% 12.1%
2018 -9.6% -4.6% -8.4%
2017 8.5% 21.7% 13.4%
2016 26.0% 12.0% 17.3%
2015 -11.3% 1.2% -4.0%
2014 14.1% 13.5% 13.2%
2013 23.2% 32.2% 32.1%
Risk metrics (last 365 days)
Russell 1000 Value ETF
S&P 500 ETF
Manager (net of fees)
Volatility 10.8% 15.2% 12.9%
Sharpe Ratio 0.21 0.28 0.11
Sortino Ratio 0.31 0.35 0.14
Maximum Drawdown -14.8% -19.4% -18.0%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -2.5% -3.5% -3.0%
Additional metrics (last 365 days)
vs. Russell 1000 Value ETF
vs. S&P 500 ETF
Information Ratio -0.2% 0.1%
Alpha 0.59 1.90
Beta 0.60 0.72
R-Squared 0.7% 0.7%
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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.
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