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Investment Universe Break-Down

Dec. 28, 2020 12:34 PM ET1 Comment
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Williams Market Analytics, LLC is a quantitative research boutique offering insightful, actionable analysis of financial markets. The firm also runs systematic, absolute return allocation strategies using quantitative models and a fundamental company ranking methodology. Our strategists have a combined 60 years of market experience with one PhD in finance, two MBAs, and the CFA charter. As authors of WMA Investments and Monitors, a premium subscription service at Seeking Alpha, our objective is to bring investors timely investment ideas and decision-support tools to aid readers in building their own long-term portfolios. The service includes real-time access to several actively managed strategy portfolios, access to our Fundamental Allocation Model, and our quantitative Daily Trading Models. .


  • The statistical break-down of our global investment universe.
  • Equal-weight holdings, dynamically-weight industry allocations.

We have finished cleaning our new investment universe. We have the 4562 most investable stocks (visibility with analyst coverage, liquidity of shares, accessibility on our Interactive Brokers exchanges). Here is the break-down:

Sector Industry Group #Stocks Weight
Energy 200 4.4%
Materials 339 7.4%
Industrials 675 14.8%
Capital Goods 417 9.1%
Cml & Prof Srv 114 2.5%
Transportation 144 3.2%
Consumer Discretionary 544 11.9%
Autos & Comp 92 2.0%
Consr Drbl & Aprl 137 3.0%
Consr Srv 129 2.8%
Retailing 186 4.1%
Staples 245 5.4%
Health Care 658 14.4%
Hlth Care Eqp & Srv 220 4.8%
Pharma & Biotech 438 9.6%
Financials 663 14.5%
Banks 298 6.5%
Div Financials 224 4.9%
Insurance 141 3.1%
Technology 544 11.9%
Semiconductors 102 2.2%
Software 302 6.6%
Tech Hrdwr & Eqp 140 3.1%
Utilities 166 3.6%
Real Estate 287 6.3%
Communication Services 241 5.3%
Telecom 82 1.8%
Media & Entmt 159 3.5%
Total 4'562 100.0%

While we equal-weight the individual names in our QES portfolio, we will not equal-weight the Industry Groups. Our sector/industry selection will come from the stocks that our model is proposing, a respect of country and sector diversification, as well as consideration for what the macro backdrop dictates. The percentages shown above are in no way benchmarks (and only represent OUR sectional of the most investable mid and large cap companies in the world), but if we stray from these weights, it will be a conscious decision on our part.

We'll get the WMA Fundamental Allocation Model updated shortly. Our aim is to provide ourselves and our readers with a "Focus List" of "go-to stocks" to use when the WMA Trading Model says an high percentage entry point is likely. We will again fundamentally rank by Growth, Value and Yield across the above 22 Industry Groups.

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