Ready-to-Go Folios: Defensive Strategy Folio

Defensive Strategy Folio

Strategy Main | See All Folios

Objective

The Defensive Strategy Folio was developed for investors seeking long term capital appreciation with lower volatility.

Strategy

The Defensive Strategy Folio consists of large, established companies that are engaged in businesses that are less affected by periods of economic growth and decline. The Folio may provide a safe haven during periods of significant volatility or an attractive investment for more conservative investors.

The Defensive Strategy Folio is designed to be less impacted by economic downturns. As such, there may be less correlation in movements between this Folio and the S&P 500. For example, companies engaged in consumer staples, public utilities and insurance generally do not move with the markets, because even in an economic slowdown, people generally continue to use them. While this Folio may not appreciate in line during a bull market, it may also not decline with the overall market during a bear market.

Last Updated: April 17, 2014

Category: Strategy

Inception Date: February 28, 2008

Date Funded: August 31, 2009*

One Month 1.71% 0.46%
Three Month 5.99% 1.95%
Year to Date 5.68% 1.49%
One Year 23.19% 22.72%
Three year (Annualized) 19.14% 14.67%
Five Year (Annualized) 19.64% 18.98%
Since Inception 11.8% N/A
Volatility 12.69% 11.42%

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
See how returns are calculated

* Returns reflect model performance from the Inception Date to the Date Funded, and funded performance since the Date Funded, if funded. Your returns may deviate significantly from the values displayed here, due to many factors, including how long after a strategy has been updated that you place orders to update your holdings.

#SymbolCompanyWeight
(% of Folio)
1ABTabbott labs6.30%
2ADMarcher daniels midland co6.38%
3AFLaflac inc6.38%
4CLcolgate palmolive co5.32%
5Ddominion resources inc.5.32%
6GSKglaxosmithkline plc sponsored adr adr6.00%
7HRLhormel foods corp5.32%
8JNJjohnson & johnson5.32%
9LMTlockheed martin corp5.32%
10PEGpublic svc enterprise group6.00%
11PEPpepsico inc5.32%
12PGRprogressive corp ohio6.60%
13SOsouthern co5.32%
14UNHunitedhealth group6.38%
15VLOvalero energy corp new5.32%
16WAGwalgreen co6.40%
17WMTwal mart stores inc7.00%

Steps to Create This Folio

  1. We identified a set of large-cap stocks which generally do not move with the broader market.
  2. We combined a subset of these securities to form a portfolio that has historically provided relatively consistent performance in both up and down markets.
  3. Our goal was to combine securities in the Folio to provide diversification benefits.

Number of Securities

The number of securities in this Folio may vary.

Update Frequency

Quarterly.

If the characteristics of the Folio have changed substantially, the securities included may change. Also, corporate actions, such as a merger, or other events may cause changes to the securities held at any time. Your returns may deviate significantly from the values displayed here, due to many factors, including how long after a Folio has been updated that you place orders to update your holdings.