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Nov 07 2018

Brick & Mortar Retail Evades October Sell-Off

  • Nov 7, 2018

Although Discretionary stocks broadly underperformed during October’s market decline, prominent amongst the very top industry group performers was a rather unexpected genre of industries—brick & mortar retail. Not only did this cohort hold up during October’s tumult, but many of the underlying stocks have been posting strong returns all year.

Oct 06 2017

Highlighted Attractive Groups

  • Oct 6, 2017

Drug Retail, Life Sciences Tools & Services, and Specialized Finance are among the month’s intriguing opportunities based on the current GS Scores.

Jun 17 2016

Drug Retail Gets High

  • Jun 17, 2016

Household Products and Drug Retail are this week's best groups. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production and Airlines were this week's worst groups. 

Nov 06 2015

Highlighted Attractive Groups

  • Nov 6, 2015

Airlines has spent only three months below “Attractive” since early 2012 and the group’s factor category scores continue to provide solid results. We also like the growth prospects for Drug Retail and Apparel Retail.

Jul 10 2015

Drug Retail Leads This Week

  • Jul 10, 2015

Drug retail scraped out a respectible 2.5% (through July 9th) on a down market week to up their YTD to 18%.

May 08 2015

Bought Drug Retail = Consumer + Health Care In One Dose

  • May 8, 2015

A new position in Drug Retail was added to the Select Industries Portfolio in April. The latest update to the Group Selection (GS) Score showed improvement in several factor categories which pushed the overall score back to Attractive.

Apr 08 2014

Long Only Portfolios Beating Benchmarks

  • Apr 8, 2014

Select Industries had no group deactivations again this month, but we trimmed a few groups and added Commodity Chemicals. All group holdings currently rate Attractive. Global Industries had no changes. Emerging Electric Utilities, which we added last month, was the second best performing group in March.

Mar 07 2014

Long Only Portfolios Beating Benchmarks

  • Mar 7, 2014

Select Industries had no group deactivations this month, and we made no significant changes to our group weights. All group holdings currently rate Attractive. Global Industries eliminated our longest tenured group, Regional Banks, which we held for two years. We added Emerging Electric Utilities, which is our first EM oriented group since June 2013.

Jan 08 2014

Long Only Portfolios Finish 2013 Strong

  • Jan 8, 2014

Select Industries deactivated Specialized Finance. Global Industries deactivated Food & Staples Retail and Road & Rail and purchased Managed Health Care.

Oct 08 2013

Select Industries: Minimal Turnover

  • Oct 8, 2013

There was little turnover in the GS Scores this month and no group deactivations. With minimal capital to work with, we added selectively to existing group holdings.

Sep 07 2012

Drug Retail - Ride The Rising Tide Of Prescriptions

  • Sep 7, 2012

Drug Retail and other related groups could be poised to ride the rising tide of prescription drug spending.

Nov 05 2011

Select Industries: New Groups Initiated

  • Nov 5, 2011

In late October, Select Industries Equity Portfolio established three new holdings in Drug Retail, Hypermarkets & Super Centers, and Data Processing & Outsourced Services. Even with the MTI in Positive territory, we are maintaining some defensive exposure, as global economic worries persist.