I often get questions about Darwin selection and performance and I thought that this might be a good time to look at some performance figures.
As usual, I am not too interested is direct comparisons with the market but rather in how Darwins did with respect to other alternative investments; as this is the role I feel they should play for most investors.
Naturally, there are a lot of benchmarks we could use but I wanted to try and make it as simple as possible, so below I have used 3 widely used ETFs:
– ETF SERIES SOLUTIONS ALPHACLONE ALTERNATIVE ALPHA ETF > Approx. YTD Perf. -24.91%
– GLOBAL X FDS GLOBAL X HEDGE FD TOP EQ HLDGS IDX ETF > Approx. YTD Perf. -25.50%
In terms of Darwins, I will highlight the performance of the Top 5 Darwins in the Hall of Fame for Total ¨Performance Fees Earned’ and for the 2 Model Portfolios that I have created and track.
– Top 5 Earning Darwins > YTD Perf. +0.91% (N.B. without the worst performing Darwin the performance would be +6.03%, bringing it more in-lie with the Model Portfolios that have a higher number of Darwins in them.)
– Model Portfolio 1 (8 Darwins) > YTD Perf. +10.44%
– Darwin Model Portfolio 2 (14 Darwins) > YTD Perf. +9.55%
As usual, I have a policy of not discussing individual Darwins so please no not ask for details on the model portfolio.
Before leaving you with the supporting charts, I would like to conclude that these are very encouraging results for the overall movement and will hopefully serve to cement the understanding that this is an incredible opportunity for both traders and investors.
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