DWAW: 4th Quarter 2022 Portfolio Review
2022 has been a tough year for most domestic and international equity benchmarks with the MSCI ACWI finishing the year down -18.36%. DWAW fared slightly better in 2022 relative to its benchmark with a loss of -17.53%. However, the fourth quarter was a much better quarter for equites. DWAW returned +11.60% over the fourth quarter which outpaced the MSCI ACWI by 1.84%. DWAW entered the year with a heavy growth tilt which led to underperformance during the start of the year after a rough January. In February, both holdings were sold, and the new holdings shifted focus from US large cap growth to US large cap value. The fund continued to move more defensively in the second quarter as it picked up low volatility exposure in May. Then in August, DWAW rotated out of low volatility and into large blend which still leaves the portfolio with an overweight towards large cap value. The ETF maintained this exposure during the fourth quarter and benefited from its overweight towards value.
|Ticker||Security Description||Portfolio Weight %|
|RSP||INVESCO S&P 500 EQUAL WEIGHT WTF||50.72%|
|RPVP||INVESCO S&P 500 PURE VALUE ETF||49.09%|
Top Underlying Stock Exposure
|Security Description||Ticker||Portfolio Weight %|
|Lumen Technologies, Inc.||LUMN||1.69%|
|Paramount Global Class B||PARA||1.48%|
|DISH Network Corporation Class A||DISH||1.43%|
|General Motors Company||GM||1.19%|
|Mohawk Industries, Inc.||MHK||1.15%|
|Walgreens Boot Alliance, Inc.||WBA||1.13%|
|Valero Energy Corporation||VLO||1.06%|
As of 12.31.2022. Cash is not included.
Geographic & Sector Allocations
The portfolio’s universe of funds to choose from includes domestic, emerging, and developed markets, but is currently allocated only to the domestic equity market.
As of 12.31.2022.
Given the overweighting of value in DWAW, financials is the highest weighted sector at 17.67%. Given the rotation out of low volatility, exposure to consumer staples and utilities fell in the third quarter but consumer staples still have a notable allocation of 7.16%. Consumer discretionary is now the second-highest weighted sector with 13.61% of the overall allocation. Real estate and utilities have the lowest weightings of the eleven major sectors.
As of 12.31.2022.
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