DWUS: 1st Quarter 2024 Portfolio Review

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The AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright FSM US Core ETF’s (DWUS)​ uses relative strength to allocate towards the strongest performing areas of the Large-Cap US space using broad market and factor ETFs. The strategy implements Dorsey Wright’s proprietary fund scoring method that is built around relative strength and momentum.  The top two ranked funds at each seasonal quarterly evaluation are selected as the holdings.  The strategy is not constrained to holding a set allocation to any sector, style, cap, or factor. This allows the portfolio to over or underweight markets to concentrate on areas of strength in the Large-Cap US market, often pushing the portfolio to vary from a standard broad market benchmark


​DWUS benefitted from its overweight of growth in the first quarter of 2024 and gained 10.48% (market). Its benchmark, the S&P 500 Index, gained 10.56%. With its performance in the first quarter, DWUS was able to nearly meet or beat its benchmark for back-to-back quarters. DWUS did make a change in the first quarter with it selling out of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) and buying the iShares MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF (MTUM). With leadership holding firm since the fourth quarter of 2023, relative strength, and momentum strategies like DWUS have found good footing to build on through the rest of 2024.


The portfolio continues to be allocated to securities that display favorable relative strength characteristics. The portfolio is made up of two ETFs, both of which have shown high relative strength versus the broad market. DWUS did make a change in the first quarter and after it moved into the iShares MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF (MTUM). With its allocation to QQQ and MTUM, DWUS is heavily weighted in the largest stocks in the US and with a heavy tilt towards growth names.

Ticker Security Description Portfolio Weight %

As of 3.31.2024. Cash not included.

Top 10 Stocks Underlying Exposure

Security Description Ticker Portfolio Weight %
Microsoft Corporation MSFT 6.52%
NVIDIA Corporation NVDA 6.41%
Broadcom Inc. AVGO 5.02%
Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN 4.87%
Apple Inc. AAPL 3.61%
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. AMD 2.73%
Eli Lilly and Company LLY 2.67%
Costco Wholesale Corporation COST 2.60%
Netflix, Inc. NFLX 2.20%
Intel Corporation INTC 1.49%

As of 3.31.2024.


With the rotation into MTUM, DWAW now has much more exposure to technology and consumer discretionary. Information Technology now makes up over 45% of the underlying sector exposure. Communication Services, Consumer Discretionary, Health Care, and Industrials each have roughly a 10% allocation. Real Estate, Utilities, Energy, Financials, and Materials each make up less than 5% of sector exposure.

As of 3.31.2024.


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AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright FSM US Core ETF (DWUS) Portfolio Model Manager


Past Commentary


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