This portfolio is made up of the 15 defensive stocks that are trading at the highest Return On Investment Capital (ROIC). The first week of each month we will review the list, and make any trades necessary to get the portfolio to match the list. Every week we examine the portfolio’s performance against the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average, and reinvest any dividends. The list of defensive stocks is made by following modernized Benjamin Graham strategies, and ROIC is calculated with a formula based on Warren Buffett’s definition of Owner Earnings and Contributed Capital.
There were no transactions this week. Last week we rebalanced the portfolio and made some transactions.
The portfolio outperformed both the DJIA and S&P 500 indexes this week, and has significantly outperformed them overall.
The current value is calculated using prices near close from Thursday.