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Core Model Portfolio


Our Core Portfolio is the implementation of our stock selection process with the client's Investment Policy as a guide, resulting in a portfolio of 10 - 35 stocks. The Core Portfolio is the culmination of our approach to stock selection. The following table summarizes the returns of the Core Portfolio over different time periods versus relevant market indexes:

  Annualized Returns
(as of 12/31/15)
Total Return
(as of 12/31/15)
Since Inception
Portfolio/Fund YTD 1 year 3 year 5 year10 yearSince Inception
Core Portfolio 38.86% 38.86% 24.95% 21.87%15.03% 15.89% 587.12%
S&P 500 Index1.38% 1.38% 15.13% 12.52% 7.31% 8.34% 185.11%
Wilshire 5000 Index 0.67% 0.67%14.72% 12.09%7.40% 8.86% 203.74%
Avg. U.S. Equity Mutual Funds-2.09%-2.09%11.65%9.10% 6.15% 7.64% 161.90%

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The "Core Portfolio" returns represent the gross weighted average returns of model portfolios based on our Core investment styles. The returns are determined using a technique known as “time-weighted return on investment”. They do not represent actual trades of client portfolios although client portfolios are based on the model portfolios. The model portfolios are for informational purposes only. Although Brick Financial believes the information and data in this report were obtained from sources considered reliable and correct, we cannot guarantee their accuracy or completeness. Neither this commentary, nor any opinions expressed herein, should be construed as an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to acquire any securities or other investments mentioned herein. Persons associated with this firm may own or have an interest in securities or investments mentioned in this presentation. Their positions may change from time to time and they may buy or sell such securities or investments. Past returns are no guarantee of future performance. Core Portfolio data is maintained at Inception date for the Core Portfolio is 12/6/2002.

The index and mutual fund data comes from several sources including Wilshire, Standard and Poor’s and The Wall Street Journal. (Lipper Mutual Fund Averages). The Wilshire 5000 Index is a market capitalization weighted index measuring all stocks regardless of size as long as they are traded on a major U.S. exchange. The Wilshire 5000 returns are from 12/1/2002. The Wilshire 4500 Index is a market capitalization weighted index measuring small and mid-cap stocks. It is constructed using the Wilshire 5000 with the companies of the S&P 500 removed. The Wilshire 4500 returns are from 12/1/2002. The Wilshire 5000 and 4500 are trademarks of the Wilshire Corporation.  The S&P 500 Index is a market capitalization weighted index of 500 large-sized stocks. The index is designed to measure changes in the economy and is representative of most major industries. S&P 500 is a trademark of the Standard & Poors Corporation. The inception date for the S&P 500 is 12/1/2002. The Average U.S. Equity Mutual Fund data is from Lipper Research and is published in The Wall Street Journal.. Mutual fund returns are from 12/1/2002.

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