Investment Objectives of the WSC Sector Rotation Investment Strategy:
The WSC Sector Rotation Investment Strategy (SERO) is designed to limit the downside potential during bear markets and to perform at least as good as the S&P 500 during bull markets.
The aim is to achieve equity-like returns with lower volatility, leading to higher risk-adjusted returns over a full market cycle by exploiting the time-series- and cross-sectional momentum in a very systematic way.
Investors searching for higher risk-adjusted returns than the S&P 500 over a full market cycle.
Investors wanting a tilt towards equities but with less risk.
Strong alternative for latecomers as the strategy puts a strong focus on downside protection.
Traders searching for profitable trading ideas.
The portfolio selects the most attractive SDPR Sector ETFs by evaluating their cross-sectional momentum versus the S&P 500. The cross-sectional momentum scores are based on the results from the SPDR Momentum Heat Map.
SPDRs which have a higher cross-sectional momentum score than average and a higher score than the S&P 500 will be added to the portfolio.
If the momentum score of the S&P 500 drops below the one of the riskless money market (which indicates a risk-off market environment), the portfolio automatically switches into outright low beta sectors (utilities, consumer staples and cash) to protect capital (as the portfolio is long-only).
Favourable Market Environment:
Strong trending markets (up and down).
Challenging Market Environment:
V-shaped market movements (limited sell-off followed by a strong recovery).
The allocation of the portfolio could theoretically change on a weekly basis (each Friday).
All holdings should be weighted equally.
The performance calculation is based on the assumption that a new allocation advice is executed at the closing price on that day.
No rebalancing is made in between.
The performance and risk figures are updated on a weekly basis. For further information please visit our FAQ page.