Why we increased our exposure to consumer staples

By Covestor

The Island Light Sector Rotation portfolio was updated for the month of June as part of our regular rebalancing. The strategy, which employs an advanced algorithm for capturing market momentum in an optimized portfolio of US sectors, is the latest in a series of innovative dynamic portfolio models offered by Island Light.

For the month of August, we increased our exposure to the US consumer staples, energy, industrials, materials, and technology sectors, reduced exposure to financials, and eliminated investments in the utilities, healthcare and consumer discretionary sectors. We increased our overweight position to consumer staples relative to the S&P index weights.

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The following table reflects the performance of our strategy, the S&P 500 Index (SPX) and the 9 sector ETFs that comprise our investment universe, through July 31, 2014:

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