Dual Defense™ Portfolios
Professional Portfolio Management – Simplified
The AlphaSheet™ delivers 16 exceptional Model Portfolios to your inbox at each monthly rebalance that includes trade signals, client-friendly charts and statistics, plus a weekly Sunday Snapshot of current market activity.
Our advanced signal processing improves the selection of bull market leaders and our Dual Defense™ methodology provides better bear market exits.
RIAs and Family Offices no longer need to pay the high fees of outsourced investment professionals.
Emailed monthly upon portfolio rebalance
Easy to understand performance charts
Who We Are
Our technology and services are the result of more than three decades of research and development by SumGrowth Co-founder and CEO Scott Juds, a Stanford educated signal processing engineer.
The company’s first service, SectorSurfer, was launched in 2010. Today, over 25,000 online subscriber strategies and portfolios are processed daily.
Why Choose The AlphaSheet
AlphaSheet model portfolios represent the product of 30 years of research.
Client Friendly Deliverables
Each model comes with information that’s easy to share including simplified charts describing portfolio construction and easy-to-understand performance explanations.
Simplified Portfolio Management
Our professionally developed Investment Models eliminate the need for technical analysis and trading platforms so you can focus on acquiring and serving your clients.
Advanced Momentum and Risk Mitigation
Our advanced momentum detection and risk mitigation methodologies improve the selection of bull market leaders and provide better bear market exits.
The Dual Defense Portfolios
A comprehensive set of strategies that addresses a broad range of client investment profiles
|Thematic Dual Defense™ Portfolios
|SNUG Tact. Risk Mitigation
|Alpha Stylebox Dual Defense
|Alpha Sectors Dual Defense
|Alpha Global Dual Defense
|Alpha Green Dual Defense
|Alpha Innovation Dual Defense
|Alpha Stocks Dual Defense
|Blended Dual Defense™ Portfolios
|Alpha 20:80 Dual Defense
|Alpha 40:60 Dual Defense
|Alpha 60:40 Core Dual Defense
|Alpha 60:40 Sectors Dual Defense
|Alpha 60:40 Global Dual Defense
|Alpha 60:40 Green Dual Defense
|Alpha 60:40 Stocks Dual Defense
|Alpha 80:20 Dual Defense
Example Portfolio: The SNUG Tactical Risk Mitigation Portfolio
The SNUG Tactical Risk Mitigation Portfolio is our flagship defensive portfolio designed for conservative investors seeking steady growth. The portfolio is made from four underlying strategies that utilize our cutting-edge rules-based momentum algorithm to select trend leaders from a diverse universe of over 60 ETFs, including bonds, treasuries, gold, and the S&P 500. With a 60/40 backbone and the inclusion of defensive ETFs to challenge momentum leadership, the Tactical Risk Migitgation Portfolio offers a superior approach to defensive investing.
Keys to The AlphaSheet Process
Momentum detection is key to how we select bull and bear market funds. The challenge is to see past market noise with the aim of selecting momentum leaders.
We seek momentum leaders in both bull and bear markets
We automatically rotate to defensive funds in bear markets
Low-noise signal processing leads to better fund selections
How Our Process Works
Bear Market Indicated
When StormGuard indicates a bear market, each of the portfolio’s underlying strategies selects a momentum leader from among a defensive set of candidate ETFs (such as bonds, treasuries, commodities, and others). StormGuard acts as Dual Defense’s first line of defense.
Bull Market Indicated
In Bull Markets, each of the underlying momentum strategies within a portfolio select a momentum leader from among a set of candidate equity funds, which includes a broad “backstop” fund designed to act as a performance floor for the Strategy. We refer to the backstop’s defensive benefit as “TrendGuard,” the second line of defense of Dual Defense. Most AlphaSheet portfolios incorporate the TRM (Tactical Risk Mitigation) Portfolio as its backstop.
Leverage The AlphaSheet For Your Practice
The AlphaSheet is a great fit for RIAs who:
Prefer to focus on relationship management rather than portfolio management.
Appreciate an advanced, yet easy to communicate process to help guide client expectations.
Need a comprehensive set of strategies that addresses each of their client investment profiles.
“We believe momentum detection is the key to profitable fund selection for both bull and bear market holdings. The challenge is to see past market noise to select momentum leaders. In unusual equity markets like we’ve experienced from 2021 through 2023, momentum signals can become degraded by market noise resulting from policy-induced reversals. TrendGuard can then become an important defensive tool that seeks to provide a performance floor when longer term momentum can’t get traction. Together with StormGuard, this approach provides what we call Dual Defense.”
~ Scott Juds, Chairman and CEO SumGrowth, Inc.