Top Performing Stock Models

Guru Based on Annual
Meb Faber 19.6%
Dashan Huang 18.6%
James O'Shaughnessy 18.4%
Partha Mohanram 12.7%
Motley Fool 12.5%
Validea 15.2%
Wayne Thorp 15.0%
Martin Zweig 10.5%
Benjamin Graham 10.4%
Validea 10.3%
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Top Performing ETF Models

Portfolio Annual
Factor Rotation - Momentum with Trend 12.7%
Factor Rotation - Composite with Trend 12.2%
Factor Rotation - Momentum 10.6%
Factor Rotation - Composite 10.0%
Factor Rotation - Value with Trend 9.9%
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Revisiting the Market Valuation in the Wake of This Year’s Decline

By Jack Forehand, CFA, CFP® (@practicalquant)

It looks like the 2022 bear market might be with us longer than many of us had hoped. A study of history would have told us in advance that the 2020 bear market was an anomaly based on how fast things turned around, but you still can’t blame us for hoping for a repeat. We just didn’t get it. With the S&P 500 now close to 20% off its highs, I thought now might be a good time to look to our market valuation tool to see where things stand.


The Essential Role of Expectations in Investing

By Jack Forehand, CFA, CFP® (@practicalquant)

I am a big New York Jets fan. So I am used to disappointment. The Jets haven’t appeared in the Super Bowl since 1969, which is the longest drought of any NFL team. Despite this history of losing, I go into every season optimistic. Like I do every year, last Sunday I started the day feeling good that this season would finally be the one the Jets turn it around. And as happens pretty much every year, I ended the day disappointed as they lost 24-9 to the Ravens.
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Episode 171: Six Experts Help Us Understand the Future of the 60-40 Portfolio – And Some Alternatives to It

The 60-40 portfolio forms the core of many investors' long-term portfolio allocations. And it has worked exceptionally well over the past 40 years. But the combination of high equity valuations, below average bond yields, and potential higher inflation has led many investors to question whether its future will look as good as its past. In this episode, we bring together some of the smartest investors we have had on the podcast to look at the future of the 60-40 portfolio and some potential alternative approaches to it.

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Episode 170: Show Us Your Portfolio: Darius Dale

In our latest episode of Show Us Your Portfolio we speak with 42 Macro founder Darius Dale. We discuss his systematic macro process and how he applies it to managing his personal portfolio. We also get his take on the future of the 60-40 portfolio, managing money in an inflationary environment, the use of valuation in investing and a lot more.

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Performance Disclaimer: Returns presented on are model returns and do not represent actual trading. As a result, they do not incorporate any commissions or other trading costs or fees. Model portfolios with inception dates on or after 12/30/2005 include a combination of back tested and live model returns. The back-tested performance results shown are hypothetical and are not the result of real-time management of actual accounts. The back-testing of performance differs from actual account performance because the investment strategy may be adjusted at any time, for any reason and can continue to be changed until desired or better performance results are achieved. Back-tested returns are presented to provide general information regarding how the underlying strategy behind the portfolio performed in our historical testing. A back-tested strategy has the benefit of hindsight and the results do not reflect the impact that material economic or market factors may have had on advisor's decision-making if actual client assets were being managed using this approach. The model portfolios offered on Validea are concentrated and as a result they will exhibit high levels of volatility and their performance can be substantially impacted by the performance of individual positions.

Optimal portfolios presented on represent the rebalancing period that has led to the best historical performance for each of our equity models. Each optimal portfolio was determined after the fact with performance information that was not available at portfolio inception. As a result, an investor could not have invested in the optimal portfolio since its inception. Optimal portfolios are presented to allow investors to quickly determine the portfolio size and rebalancing period that has performed best for each of our models in our historical testing.

Both the model portfolio and benchmark returns presented for all equity portfolios on are not inclusive of dividends. Returns for our ETF portfolios and trend following system, and the benchmarks they are compared to, are inclusive of dividends. The S&P 500 is presented as a benchmark because it is the most widely followed benchmark of the overall US market and is most often used by investors for return comparison purposes. As with any investment strategy, there is potential for profit as well as the possibility of loss and investors may incur a loss despite a past history of gains. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Results will vary with economic and market conditions.