Our Systematic Relative Strength portfolios generally performed well in the first half of 2015. Our equity-focused portfolios in particular performed well, with the largest margins of outperformance coming from our domestic equity portfolios (Growth, Core, and Aggressive). We believe the environment for relative strength strategies is likely to be very favorable in the second half of the year. Detailed performance is shown below.
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Total account performance shown is total return net of management fees for all Dorsey, Wright & Associates managed accounts, managed for each complete quarter for each objective, regardless of levels of fixed income and cash in each account. Information is from sources believed to be reliable, but no guarantee is made to its accuracy. This should not be considered a solicitation to buy or sell any security. Past performance should not be considered indicative of future results.
The S&P 500 is a stock market index based on the market capitalizations of 500 leading companies publicly traded in the U.S. stock market, as defined by Standard & Poor’s. The Barclays Aggregate Bond Index is a broad base index, maintained by Barclays Capital, and is used to represent investment grade bonds being traded in the United States. The 60/40 benchmark is 60% S&P 500 Total Return Index and 40% Barclays Aggregate Bond Index. The MSCI EAFE Total Return Index is a stock market index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed markets outside of the United States and Canada and is maintained by MSCI Barra. The Dow Jones Moderate Portfolio Index is a global asset allocation benchmark. 60% of the benchmark is represented equally with nine Dow Jones equity indexes. 40% of the benchmark is represented with five Barclays Capital fixed income indexes.
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