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Select Industries

Oct 07 2015

Purchased Advertising: Global/Digital Prospects Appealing

  • Oct 7, 2015

Advertising has been in the top rankings of our Group Selection (GS) model for several months.

Sep 09 2015

Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing: New Purchase

  • Sep 9, 2015

Amidst the Energy carnage, the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing group is the exception, having returned over 7% YTD. Refiners are able to perform well in a variety of oil price scenarios—and tend to thrive in a falling crude oil price environment.

Aug 07 2015

Homebuilding, More Than Just Curb Appeal?

  • Aug 7, 2015

While this Consumer Discretionary group has not experienced six-plus-years of market outperformance, we think it may be poised for a late-game bounce. An overall lack of housing options may be just what this industry needs to give it a long-awaited boost.

Jul 08 2015

Asset Management & Custody Banks: New Purchase

  • Jul 8, 2015

The last time this group held an Attractive rating for an extended period of time was 2000. Based on the group’s extended underperformance, induced by repercussions of the global financial crisis, we think it may finally be poised for a turnaround. 

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.

May 08 2015

Purchased Reinsurance: GS Score Skyrockets

  • May 8, 2015

Reinsurance has rated Attractive for a little over one year, but the latest round of GS Scores sent this group’s score skyrocketing, and it now ranks fourth highest among all 115 industry groups. Select Industries Portfolio overall insurance industry group exposure now 8.1%.

May 07 2015

Domestic & Global Long-Only Portfolios

  • May 7, 2015

Select Industries purchased Drug Retail, Reinsurance; Global Industries added to Homebuilding, Electronic Equipment

Jan 08 2015

Domestic & Global Long-Only Portfolios

  • Jan 8, 2015

Both portfolios outperformed their respective benchmarks for the month and YTD.

Jan 08 2015

A Good Year For Leuthold Industry Group Scores

  • Jan 8, 2015

Last year was a solid one for the Group Selection (GS) Score approach, with the Attractive list delivering a total return of +13.1%—more than 500 basis points above The Leuthold Group Universe average, which gained only +7.9%.

Dec 05 2014

Domestic & Global Long-Only Portfolios

  • Dec 5, 2014

Select Industries gross composite gained 3.8% in November and is now up 16.7% YTD.

Oct 07 2014

Domestic & Global Long-Only Portfolios

  • Oct 7, 2014

Select Industries slightly increased Department Stores & Health Care Facilities; Global Industries purchased Real Estate Management & Development and Road & Rail.

Sep 08 2014

Domestic & Global Long-Only Portfolios’ Outperformance Persists

  • Sep 8, 2014

Select Industries bought Department Stores & Health Care Facilities; Global Industries Purchased Gas Utilities & Integrated Oil & Gas.

Jul 07 2014

Domestic & Global Long-Only Portfolios Outperformed By 390 And 430 Bps, Respectively In First Half

  • Jul 7, 2014

Select Industries new purchases: Integrated Oil, Semiconductors, Water Utilities; Global Industries added to Energy, Technology, and Financials.

Jun 05 2014

Domestic & Global Long-Only Portfolios Beat Benchmarks In May; Both Outperforming YTD

  • Jun 5, 2014

Select Industries sold Systems Software; Global Industries bought first Energy group in almost 12 months (Oil & Gas Exploration).

May 07 2014

Long-Only Portfolios Lag In April, But Ahead YTD

  • May 7, 2014

Select Industries bought Oil & Gas Refiners; Global Industries bought Emerging Diversified Banks.

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.

Feb 06 2014

Long Only Portfolios Down For The Month But Beat Benchmarks

  • Feb 6, 2014

Select Industries had no group deactivations, trimmed Consumer Finance and purchased Systems Software, further boosting our Tech holdings. Global Industries had no group deactivations, trimmed our Reinsurance and boosted exposure to Health Care, Industrials, and Info Tech groups.

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.

Dec 06 2013

Long Only Portfolios See Low Turnover

  • Dec 6, 2013

Select Industries added exposure to Health Care Distributors and Multi-Line Insurance. Global Industries deactivated Media and purchased Health Care Services. 

Nov 07 2013

Long Only Portfolios See Low Turnover

  • Nov 7, 2013

The Select Industries sold Railroads and bought Tech Distributors. For the second month in a row Global Industries saw little turnover and no equity group deactivations.

Sep 10 2013

Aerospace & Defense Purchased

  • Sep 10, 2013

With a wide range of market cap choices, an excellent technical profile, and less dependence on federal spending than you might think, this group has compelling stories of future profitability and growth.

Sep 10 2013

Select Industries: Adding Aerospace & Defense Group

  • Sep 10, 2013

Aerospace & Defense was added to the portfolio this month.

Aug 06 2013

Health Care Distributors Purchased In Select Industries

  • Aug 6, 2013

Excellent scores in three of six model categories, plus it offers plenty of market cap and low beta relative to other Health Care groups. We think it will benefit from broad, long-term industry trends.

Aug 06 2013

Electronic Manufacturing Services Purchased In Select Industries

  • Aug 6, 2013

Attractive valuations, improving growth and technical strength are the key drivers. The group offers an opportunity to participate primarily in the overall growth of computing devices.

Jul 12 2013

Select Industries: Adding Insurance To Portfolio

  • Jul 12, 2013

Multi-Line Insurance was added to the portfolio. While several insurance groups currently rate Attractive, we like the diversified nature of the Multi-Line group.

Jun 07 2013

Select Industries: Airlines And Rails Remain Largest Group Holdings

  • Jun 7, 2013

Group Deactivations, New Groups and best performing groups in May.

May 07 2013

Still Flying With Airlines

  • May 7, 2013

While their scores remain strong, the underlying factor strength has shifted as these stocks have soared. Our quantitative disciplines and a compelling underlying fundamental story are keeping us in flight.

Mar 06 2013

Specialized Finance Purchased In Select Industries

  • Mar 6, 2013

Group’s technical and value profile drive Attractive rating, and its diverse mix of companies are poised to benefit from the current macro environment.

Jan 07 2013

Where To Buy In The Changing Landscape Of Advertising

  • Jan 7, 2013

Select Industries makes an Advertising buy, looking for the large integrated agencies to make their best pitch.

Dec 06 2012

Select Industries Takes Flight With The Airlines

  • Dec 6, 2012

This group has been Attractive since March, and currently ranks fourth in our Group Scoring model. We think an improving fundamental story, coupled with a strong GS Score, is emerging from this ravaged industry. 

Nov 06 2012

New Positions In Select Industries Portfolio

  • Nov 6, 2012

Two groups were purchased in the Select Industries portfolio in late October: Health Care Services and Wireless Telecommunication Services.

Aug 07 2012

Hotels & Leisure—Buy Asset-Light Hotels

  • Aug 7, 2012

We recommend buying the asset-light, cash flow-rich hotel operators within the group.


Aug 07 2012

Big Pharma & The Rise Of Branded Generics

  • Aug 7, 2012

A number of pharmaceutical giants are diversifying their business endeavors to offset increasing risks. Some are branching into the world of branded generics—generic drugs with recognizable brand names.

Jul 06 2012

Automotive Retail: Attractive, But Fundamental Divergence

  • Jul 6, 2012

Automotive Retail Group rated Attractive, but consider the fundamental divergence between the two subsets of stocks included. Expect Auto Parts/Service Providers to remain strong; with Auto Dealers outlook less favorable.


Jun 06 2012

Education Services: Regulation Risk Overhang Too Big

  • Jun 6, 2012

Should this group once again be a candidate for investors looking to be defensive? Probably not.


May 04 2012

Diversified Metals & Mining—A Popular Theme Revisited

  • May 4, 2012

After an incredible secular rise in both metals & mining stocks and industrial metals prices, which ended in 2008 after nearly a decade of upside, we take a look at where this group stands today.


Apr 04 2012

Regional Banks On The Road To Recovery...Time To Buy

  • Apr 4, 2012

Analysis of Regional Bank financial health measures relative to years past, both before and after the financial crisis reveals that the group’s vital signs appear to be largely on the mend.

Mar 06 2012

New Group Position: Computer & Office Hardware

  • Mar 6, 2012

The Computer & Office Hardware group had been rated Neutral as recently as December, but quickly moved up the GS Score rankings and received the second highest score in the latest calculations.

Mar 06 2012

New Group Position: Integrated Oil & Gas

  • Mar 6, 2012

The Integrated Oil & Gas group was bought in the Select Industries Portfolio in late February. The group has been rated Attractive a majority of the time since November 2010.