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Sector Rotation Model

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The Sector Rotation Model (SRM) is one of our top performing Investment Models, designed to identify and invest in the strongest performing sectors of the stock market.
During periods when stocks are rising, different sectors of the market take turns leading the way higher. The Sector Rotation Model (SRM) analyzes each sector independently to identify and invest in the strongest performing sectors of the market. Learn More
The Sector Rotation Model is suitable for all investors and can make a great addition to any portfolio. It was designed for investors who are willing to take on a bit more risk (when compared to the Asset Rotation Model) in exchange for higher returns.
When compared to the Asset Rotation Model, the SRM achieves higher returns at the expense of additional volatility. As a result, we recommend using the ARM for the majority one’s portfolio, and using the SRM for the balance. This ensures adequate diversification without causing any type of performance drag.
You can view the SRM’s historical backtested performance here. Pay special attention to the table of risk metrics, you’ll notice that the SRM significantly outperforms the S&P 500 while exposing your money to less risk.
The SRM uses proprietary technology to stay invested in the top performing sectors of the market as they take turns leading the way higher. When the stock market as a whole begins to falter, the SRM is able to move to cash to avoid major market crashes. Learn More
You can see the latest SRM recommendations here. Access requires a premium subscription.
Using the SRM is simple. Each month you will receive an alert when the latest SRM recommendations have been posted. Simply log in to your brokerage account and make the appropriate changes to your investments. Learn More
Yes. People are living longer these days and it’s important that your money continues to work for you during retirement. Because the SRM has been able to generate higher returns than both stocks and bonds, and also avoid major losses during market crashes, we feel comfortable recommending it as a portion of any investor’s portfolio. For more information on how to de-risk your portfolio during retirement, please see this article.
Yes, but they should be negligible. We designed the SRM to use low cost ETFs and make a minimal number of trades each year. This helps you reduce expenses, which can make a big difference over the long run.
The SRM is able to recognize developing periods of stock market weakness and will typically move to cash during the early stages of a crash. When the SRM shifts to cash, we recommend following the Asset Rotation Model with those funds until the SRM reenters the stock market.
To some extent, yes. Both the ARM and SRM will enter and exit stocks at the same time. When the ARM recommends stocks, you can utilize the SRM to find and invest in the top performing sectors of the market. Conversely, when the SRM goes to cash, you can use the ARM to determine if bonds are a suitable place to invest that cash.
This refers to using the Sector Rotation Model and Asset Rotation Model together. Specifically, it refers to the performance that would be achieved by following the SRM when it is invested in the stock market, and following the ARM during periods when the SRM has switched to cash.
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