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Bulletproof Investing Performance: Week 15

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David Pinsen


  • One out of three of the hedged portfolios I presented in Week 15 outperformed its expected return.
  • The top 10 names I presented outperformed SPY, 12.7% for the top names versus 11.59% for SPY.
  • This was the 11th week out of 14 that Portfolio Armor's top ten names outperformed SPY. On average they have outperformed by 5.91% over 6 months.

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Bulletproof Investing: Week Fourteen Performance

Each week since the beginning of June, I have presented at least two hedged portfolios created by Portfolio Armor to my Bulletproof Investing subscribers. This is an "investing with a helmet on" approach, and these portfolios are designed to last six months at most. I have promised to publicly share the final performance of each of these portfolios. Here, I update the final performance of the two hedged portfolios and the top 10 names I presented in the 15th week I offered my service.

Bulletproof Investing Background

In the beginning, when I offered my service, I presented the $1 million portfolio with the highest ratio of possible upside to possible downside over the next 6 months, and the $100,000 portfolio with the highest ratio of possible upside to downside. In many cases, the portfolios that scored best according to that ratio were hedged against smaller than 9% declines. Some of those tightly hedged portfolios have often underperformed their expected returns, so recently I've shifted to presenting portfolios hedged against larger declines, though during the recent correction some of the tightly-hedged portfolios have outperformed.

One thing I've kept doing since the second week is presenting my system's top names each week, and also a portfolio that comprises them, hedged against a >9% decline over 6 months. Let's look at what I presented in week 15 and how it did.

Portfolio 1

This was the $100,000 portfolio initially presented here. The data below was as of September 7th. The primary securities here were Alibaba (BABA), PayPal (PYPL), Royal Gold (RGLD), and Take-Two Interactive (TTWO). They were selected because they had the highest potential return estimates, net of hedging costs

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This article was written by

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I developed the hedged portfolio method of investing at Portfolio Armor, and I run a Marketplace service at Seeking Alpha based on it called Bulletproof Investing.

Analyst’s Disclosure: I/we have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

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