Why we like financials and technology stocks

By Matthew PierceCovestor

The Island Light Sector Rotation portfolio was updated for November as part of our regular monthly 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.

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For the month, we increased our exposure to the US financials and technology sectors.

At the same time, we reduced or eliminated exposure to consumer staples, consumer discretionary, healthcare, industrials, materials and utilities sectors.

Relative to the S&P 500 sector weights, we are overweight to financials and technology.

The following table reflects the performance of our strategy, the S&P and the 9 sector ETFs that comprise our investment universe, through October 31, 2014:

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