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Author of Quantitative Investing. Designer of Global Household Index and systemic risk scale MTS10 (click here to learn more). PhD in computer science, Software Engineer, Civil Engineer, 20+ years working in various sectors and countries. Investor focused on low-volatility portfolios, looking... More
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  • YpaFi Global Household Index: Investing In Demography 0 comments
    Jun 23, 2014 3:31 PM | about stocks: XLV, XLP, SPY

    The YpaFi Global Household Index holds 20 S&P 500 stocks from the Consumer Staples and Healthcare sectors, based on a systematic ranking. The next table compares the Global Household Index to SPY and to an equal weight mix of XLP and XLV rebalanced every 4 weeks.


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    Consumer Staples and Healthcare companies are less sensitive to economic conditions because they sell products and services needed every day by households. In developed countries, the baby-boomers have increasing needs in health/personal care products and services, and are at the top of their purchasing power for other daily consumption products. In developing countries, a global middle class is surging with increasing needs in the same kind of products and services. Demography makes this two trends predictable for the next two decades. S&P 500 companies are ranked in each sector according to 3 fundamental ratios that are relevant in this sector. A score is calculated, then the 10 companies of highest score in each sector are selected in equal weight. They are rebalanced every 4 weeks. This methodology is based exclusively on fundamental factors. This is a summary of a post on read the full version here.

    Disclosure: The author has no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Stocks: XLV, XLP, SPY
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