Financial Advisors

A Great Opportunity for Active Managers to Outperform their Benchmarks and Passive Products

Active managers have a great opportunity to deliver alpha profiting from the fact that equity markets display a huge dispersion of performance all the time. In 2020, if you look at the S&P 500 constituents, the differential between the top 25% performers and the bottom 25% performers was massive. The average return of the top 100 stocks was 105% while the bottom 100 was -18%. This is enough to provide an opportunity for prepared, active stock pickers to beat the 16% return of the index. It is clear that if an active manager can capture a part of the top performers and avoid most of the bottom performers, they will have a high probability to beat the benchmark.

-Rocco PellegrinelliCEO of Trendrating

Methodology

To arrive at our monthly Sector Allocations, we delineate the S&P 500 universe of stocks into five groups based on their Smart Momentum Score (SMS). Any stock that has retraced at least 20% from a trend high is considered an outlier. The sector allocation is then found by looking at the proportion of names within quantile one for each sector. To control risk, no sector can represent more than double its weighting in the index.

June Allocations

Over the last few months, the market has been driven by a handful of securities. The Trendrating model is heavily overweight Consumer Discretionary, Industrials, and Financials and slightly overweight Materials and Energy. Conversely, Trendrating identifies the sectors with the weakest trends as Information Technology, Communication Services, Health Care, and Consumer Staples. We are neutral on Utilities and Real Estate which have a deviation of less than +/- 2% from the index weighting.

Active weight
Sector trends

US Macro Market View – May to June

Trendrating rankings

Top Trending Stocks in the S&P 500

Methodology

Each month we distribute the Trendrating 100 list to our clients. We delineate the S&P 500 universe of stocks into five groups based on their Smart Momentum Score (SMS) and retracement value. Any stock that has retraced over 10% from a trend high is considered an outlier. This leaves us with a list of names in which our Model has high conviction. The market environment will dictate the number of names in the Top 100 list, but it will typically range from 80-100 companies. Here will be highlighting the Top 25 companies each month. Contact Trendrating for the complete list.

Trendrating rankings

Trendrating Terminology

Rating Grade: A = Strong Bull Trend / B = Emerging Bull Trend / C = Emerging Bear Trend / D = Strong Bear Trend

Smart Momentum Score (SMS): is a continuous rating scale between -3 and 3, measuring the strength of the trend since that trend began. The metric allows the model to differentiate between securities of the same ratings, whether that is an A, B, C or D rated security.

Retracement: The percentage off the peak of the trend for positive trends or off the bottom for negative trends.

Additional Information

Proven Effectiveness – A 20-year back test supporting Trendrating’s sector allocation approach

Trendrating Brochure – An overview of the services we offer

Trendrating Indices – Six Indices calculated daily and rebalanced monthly

Contact us to request more information about Trendrating’s web-based platform

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

Rocco Pellegrinelli

Rocco Pellegrinelli began his career as a portfolio manager. He has been a successful entrepreneur in the technology sector for the past 20 years. He created Brainpower in 1996 and as Chairman and CEO, established it as one of the top portfolio management systems globally. After taking the company public on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in 2000, Brainpower was acquired by Bloomberg in 2006. His conviction is “Many analytical tools makes sense, but do they also make money? It is time to bring real value to fund managers.” Rocco believes that the asset and wealth management industries need to evolve toward higher standards of value to clients, in an efficient and cost effective manner. Adopting new data and sophisticated tools is now a necessity. He launched Trendrating with the mission to provide innovative analytics and technology that deliver alpha, which are measurable, actionable, and repeatable.

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