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Model Portfolio October 2018

Summary

Model Portfolio for October 2018 - 09.21.18 to 10.31.18 (includes allocation across asset classes, benchmark & returns where applicable).

A balanced approach due to headwinds (high valuations and moderate inflation).

ETF allocation is low due to competition from low-cost mutual funds (you can pick/add to the mix), VXX is included as a partial hedge.

Energy-related investments do not contribute to lower diversification,however strong pricing in energy-related commodities allows for stability inearnings (cost for exploration is targeted to USD 40/bbl. by the majors).

This portfolio is meant to be a compass for the market, we are not adheringto strict rules. I believe, however, that position sizing is crucial and thatyou may want to stick to similar practices.

Portfolio Allocation

Inception Date : 09/21

Equities (30%) Avg position size 12.5%

Inc. Date Latest Return

Benchmark: SP500 2,944.12 2,913.98 -1,02%

Inc. Date P/E Yield Latest

GE Long Buy Usd 12.46 – 3.78% 11.29 -9.39%

Cheniere Buy Usd 68 91.40 - 69.60 +2.35%

EXSO Buy Usd 2.08 – – 2.34 +12.5%

Permian Basin

Royalty Trust Buy Usd 8.23 13.00 7.71% 7.96 -3.28%

GasLog Buy Usd 25.00 13.40 8.6% 25 unch.

Starbucks Buy Usd 56.43 17.62 2.63% 56.84 +0.73%

Boskalis Buy Eur 28.10 – 3.83% 27.11 -3.52%

Totals: -0.09%

Bonds (20%)

Benchmark: TR US 10y govmt 3.06

Inc. Date Latest

1year T-bill 2.601% 2.579%

5year treasury 2.96% 2.955%

10y t-note 3.075% 3.065%

Cash (20%)

Benchmark: Inflation 2.9% July

Inc. Date Latest

CD avg 1-year 2.50% APY unch.

FX (10%)

Inc. Date Latest Return

EUR/USD Long 1.1746 1.1609 -1.16%

Commodities (10%)

Inc. Date Latest Return

Benchmark: BCOM Index 84.21 85.20 +1.18%

Gasoline Long 2.03 2.09 +2.96%

Coffee Long 99.38 102.28 +2.92%

Platinum Long 823.80 814.90 -1.08%

ETF (10%)

Inc. Date Latest Return

Hack ETF Buy Usd 39.59 40.13 +1.36%

Vol VXX Long 26.64 26.65 +0.04%

Disclosure: I am/we are long ekso, platinum, eur/usd.