Factor-Based Stock Portfolios

Guru Based on Annual
Meb Faber 21.7%
Partha Mohanram 15.1%
James O'Shaughnessy 18.8%
Dashan Huang 17.9%
Motley Fool 13.1%
Kenneth Fisher 12.3%
Martin Zweig 12.1%
Validea 15.8%
Benjamin Graham 11.5%
Peter Lynch 11.5%
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Factor-Based ETF Portfolios

Portfolio Annual
Factor Rotation - Momentum with Trend 12.1%
Factor Rotation - Composite with Trend 11.9%
Factor Rotation - Momentum 11.2%
Factor Rotation - Composite 10.9%
Factor Rotation - Macro with Trend 9.8%
* Returns are model returns and do not reflect actual trading. Full performance disclaimer
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