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The investment management philosophy of IQ Trends Private Client Asset Management (Private Client) is based on the investment concepts illustrated throughout the Investment Quality Trends newsletter, which are based on an original interpretation of the Dividend-Yield Theory, form the basis of the Dividend-Value Strategy.

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Investment Outlook

This Time Is Different:  The Four Most Dangerous Words In Investing

Sell-side analysts have long been one of my favorite whipping boys. Not because they aren’t smart, let’s face it, you don’t get a job as an analyst at one of the major firms without exhibiting some intellectual horsepower. No, my beef with the group is they are lazy by moving in a lock-step, lemming like fashion.

I know I’m not alone in this assessment, but I rarely see, hear or read it expressed in the financial media. To my surprise and pleasure, however, I came across a recent piece by Philip Van Doorn on MarketWatch, which I highly recommend you take a moment to read here :( This is an excellent piece of journalism in my view, and I think it will provide you interesting information and good food for thought.

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The Hulbert 2017-2018 Investment Newsletter Honor Roll

The investment newsletters on the Hulbert 2017-18 Investment Newsletter Honor Roll are those that have produced above-average performance in both above and down markets.

Though this Honor Roll is not the only way of slicing and dicing our performance data, I do urge you to give it serious consideration. Newsletters that have been on past years’ Honor Rolls have, on average, proceeded to outperform other services that did not make the grade.

But I would urge you to pay close attention to the Honor Roll even if the newsletters on it didn’t end up outperforming those that do not. That’s because the “slow-and-steady” Honor Roll newsletters are least likely to be ones that you stop following at inopportune times. That’s important, since the key to long-term success is actually following a strategy through thick and thin. It doesn’t do you any good to follow an adviser with a good rating if you dump him when the markets move against you.

Newsletter Honor Roll

  • Up Market Grade:  96.51
  • Down Market Grade: 80.10
  • Annualized Gain Since April 2000:  +12.0%
  • Risk: 5.05
  • Sharpe Ratio Since April 2000: 0.19

30 Year Performance

Performance through 12/31/2017

Model Portfolio

  • Return:  11.98%
  • Risk Rating:  3.76
  • Sharpe Ratio: 0.20

Performance Since Inception

Performance through 12/31/2017

Model Portfolio

  • Tracking Began: December 1985
  • Gain: 11.79%
  • Risk Rating: 3.86
  • Sharpe Ratio:  0.19
  • Wilshire 5000 Gain:  10.62%
  • Wilshire 5000 Risk Rating:  4.35
  • Wilshire 5000 Sharpe Ratio:  0.16

Performance Since Inception

Performance through 12/31/2017

Lucky 13 Portfolio

  • Tracking Began: December 1999
  • Gain: 11.63%
  • Risk Rating: 3.77
  • Sharpe Ratio:  0.23
  • Wilshire 5000 Gain:  5.82%
  • Wilshire 5000 Risk Rating:  4.28
  • Wilshire 5000 Sharpe Ratio:  0.10

Performance Since Inception

Performance through 12/31/2017

The Timely Ten Portfolio

  • Tracking Began: August 2006
  • Gain: 10.26%
  • Risk Rating: 4.04
  • Sharpe Ratio:  0.21
  • Wilshire 5000 Gain:  8.97%
  • Wilshire 5000 Risk Rating:  4.26
  • Wilshire 5000 Sharpe Ratio:  0.17
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