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The Barnacle

Teacher, Researcher, Stock Analyst

Investment Strategy

I take a statistical approach to investing research.  All of my strategies are thoroughly researched for efficacy and statistical significance.  It is part of my personal due diligence when I invest other people's money.  When I find a strategy that has proven itself over a full investment cycle, I incorporate it in the portfolios I build.  I do not trade, I invest. What does investing mean to me?  It means finding companies with strong balance sheets, and businesses that are able to generate free cash flow.  I also look for companies which have a history of increasing revenues and earnings.  After that, I look to see if these great companies are undervalued relative to their history, and have the potential to double one's investment over the next five years.  Only companies that meet these strict demands will be invested in my portfolios.

I am a trained mathematician, so I understand the complexities that stock evalutions require in a data drive industry.  If the mathematics warrant the investment strategy, then I execute that strategy.

I allocate all of my total market portfolios based on whether the company is a large cap, mid cap, small cap, international, or emerging markets.  I also understand the importance of cash and risk aversion, so I do allow for fixed income investments.  This allows me to wait for opportunities when they occur.


Funds
(bhcfx) Barnacle Health Care Fund
MODEL INCEPTION (08/02/2003) AVG. ANNUAL RETURN S&P TOTAL RETURN Actions
14+ YRS 9.87% 9.27% View Fund Stats Track Fund
RETURN PERIOD (As Of: 05/31/2018) AVG. ANNUAL RETURN S&P TOTAL RETURN ACHIEVEMENTS
10 YRS 10.61% 7.24% Beat the 75th percentile of mutual funds over 10 years.  
5 YRS 11.39% 16.37% Fund has a 5 year track record.  
3 YRS -4.61% 11.16% Fund has a 3 year track record.  
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(bhmfx) Barnacle Hybrid Fund
MODEL INCEPTION (01/30/2003) AVG. ANNUAL RETURN S&P TOTAL RETURN Actions
15+ YRS 11.35% 10.19% View Fund Stats Track Fund
RETURN PERIOD (As Of: 05/31/2018) AVG. ANNUAL RETURN S&P TOTAL RETURN ACHIEVEMENTS
10 YRS 9.10% 7.24% Beat the 50th percentile of mutual funds over 10 years.  
5 YRS 9.54% 16.37% Fund has a 5 year track record.  
3 YRS 5.93% 11.16% Fund has a 3 year track record.  
1 YR 22.22% 15.43% Beat the 50th percentile of mutual funds over 1 year.  
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(salex) The Barnacle Sales Growth Fund
MODEL INCEPTION (10/18/2014) AVG. ANNUAL RETURN S&P TOTAL RETURN Actions
3+ YRS 13.47% 11.42% View Fund Stats Track Fund
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(TLMDX) Talmud Fund
MODEL INCEPTION (01/03/2016) AVG. ANNUAL RETURN S&P TOTAL RETURN Actions
2+ YRS 8.63% 18.14% View Fund Stats Track Fund
RETURN PERIOD (As Of: 05/31/2018) AVG. ANNUAL RETURN S&P TOTAL RETURN ACHIEVEMENTS
1 YR 6.94% 15.43% Fund has a 1 year track record.  
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(AGIFX) Alternative Global Income Fund
MODEL INCEPTION (02/26/2017) AVG. ANNUAL RETURN S&P TOTAL RETURN Actions
1+ YRS 22.39% 15.50% View Fund Stats Track Fund
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(AGGFX) Alternative Global Growth Fund
MODEL INCEPTION (02/26/2017) AVG. ANNUAL RETURN S&P TOTAL RETURN Actions
1+ YRS 14.03% 15.50% View Fund Stats Track Fund
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(REITX) Barnacle Global REIT Fund
MODEL INCEPTION (01/26/2018) AVG. ANNUAL RETURN S&P TOTAL RETURN Actions
0.39+ YRS 4.64% -1.94% View Fund Stats Track Fund
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Achievements
  • bhcfx Beat the 75th percentile of mutual funds over 10 years.
    May 31, 2018
  • AGIFX Beat the 75th percentile of mutual funds over 1 year.
    May 31, 2018
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TLMDX | Price History
TLMDX | Fund Positions by Sectors and Industries
Color Name Allocation Today
Real Estate 32.22% 0.05%
Other 28.57% 0.25%
Consumer Discretionary 28.25% 0.17%
Industrials 4.81% -0.70%
Technology 3.73% 0.45%
Financials 2.51% -0.10%
TLMDX | Fund Information

The information below pertains to model data only.

Fund Manager: Total Model Net Assets:
The Barnacle $1,225,375.60
Inception: Ticker Symbol: # of Securities:
January 03, 2016 TLMDX 22
Description:

This fund is based on Talmud principles where 1/3 of the money is invested in equities, 1/3 is invested in real estate (equities), and 1/3 is invested in cash (cash and short/intermediate treasuries). The focus will be on income generation.

TLMDX | Turnover
Last Month N/A
Last 3 Months N/A
Last 6 Months N/A
Last 12 Months N/A
TLMDX | 5 Best and Worst Returns
5 BEST 5 WORST
Position Symbol Inception Return
1 VFC 55.20%
2 HST 40.00%
3 LHO 36.70%
4 TGT 34.77%
5 CHSP 29.91%
Position Symbol Inception Return
1 CBL -45.29%
2 TUP -29.48%
3 IBM -19.41%
4 OHI -12.24%
5 IEF -3.88%
TLMDX | Recent Returns vs Major Indexes
Beating Today MTD QTD YTD
TLMDX 0.00% 1.88% 5.79% 0.72%
S&P 500 -0.10% 2.75% 0.00% 0.00%
NASDAQ -0.19% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
TLMDX | Skill Metrics
All Positions
Winning % 70.59%
Avg. Gain/Loss Ratio 1.41
TLMDX | Fund Positions by Styles
Color Name Allocation Today
Mid Cap : Growth 24.81% -0.16%
Unclassified Market Cap : Unclassified Style 18.38% 0.15%
Small Cap : Growth 14.18% 0.80%
Large Cap : Blend 12.74% 0.39%
Large Cap : Growth 9.62% -0.30%
Small Cap : Value 7.72% -0.42%
Mid Cap : Value 6.39% -0.20%
Large Cap : Value 6.25% 0.58%
TLMDX | Recent Returns
Period Returns S&P 500 Returns Returns VS S&P 500
Last 7 Days -0.49% 0.00% -0.49%
Last 30 Days 3.35% 2.55% 0.80%
Last 3 Months 5.60% 2.88% 2.72%
Last 6 Months 3.48% 4.59% -1.11%
Last 12 Months 6.64% 16.40% -9.76%
Last 2 Years 13.02% 39.63% -26.61%
Since Inception 22.54% 45.20% -22.66%
(Annualized) 8.64% 16.43% -7.79%
Data as of: 06/17/2018
TLMDX | Alpha/Beta VS. S&P 500
Alpha 0%
Beta 0
R-Squared 0
TLMDX | 5 Most and Least Profitable
5 MOST PROFITABLE 5 LEAST PROFITABLE
Position Symbol Gains
1 DLR $36,537.80
2 VFC $30,145.50
3 CMI $28,011.19
4 BBY $20,442.86
5 TGT $18,880.81
Position Symbol Gains
1 TUP -$15,980.09
2 CBL -$14,330.39
3 DFT -$13,505.14
4 WDR -$12,697.08
5 IBM -$10,506.03