Bounceback portfolio 2017

The Bounceback Portfolio invests in the 10 worst performing FTSE 350 stocks of the previous year and holds them for the 3-month period, January-March. 

Let’s see how the Bounceback Portfolio fared in 2017.

Performance in 2017

The following table lists the ten worst performing FTSE 350 stocks in 2016. These ten stocks form the 2017 Bounceback Portfolio.

The final column in the table also gives the returns for each stock for the period Jan-Mar 2017. For example, Capita shares fell 56.0% in 2016, and then rose (bounced back) 6.3% in the first three months of 2017.

Company TIDM 2016 2017 (Jan-Mar)
Capita -56.0 6.3
Restaurant Group (The) -52.7 2.8
Sports Direct International -51.7 10.6
Essentra -44.3 13.9
easyJet -42.2 2.1
International Personal Finance -40.4 -5.0
IG Group Holdings -38.4 0.6
McCarthy & Stone -36.6 17.4
Inmarsat -33.9 13.2
Man Group -32.6 24.5
FTSE 350 12.5 2.9

For reference, the performance of the FTSE 350 Index is also shown for the same periods.

As can be seen, the majority of the bounceback stocks outperformed the Index in the first quarter of 2017.

The performance of the 10 Bounceback Portfolio stocks for Jan-Mar 2017 is shown in the following chart.

Bounceback portfolio 2017 Returns Jan-Mar 2017

On average the Bounceback Portfolio stocks had a 3-month return of 8.6%, compared with a FTSE 350 Index return of 2.9% for the same period.

So, an equally-weighted portfolio of the ten bounceback stocks would have outperformed the FTSE 350 Index by 5.7 percentage points over the target first three months of 2017.

Bounceback portfolio performance 2003-2017

The Bounceback strategy has been tracked since 2003. The following chart shows the comparative performance of the portfolio and the FTSE 350 Index for each year since 2003.

Bounceback portfolio v FTSE 350 - Jan-Mar returns [2003-2017]

Since 2003, the Bounceback Portfolio has under-performed the index only twice (in 2013 and 2015).

The following chart shows the cumulative performance of the portfolio from 2003.

Bounceback portfolio cumulative performance - Bounceback portfolio v FTSE 350  [2003-2017]

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Bounceback Portfolio 2017

The Bounceback Portfolio invests in the 10 worst performing FTSE 350 stocks of the previous year and holds them for the 3-month period, January-March. 

The Bounceback Portfolio for 2016 recorded the best performance ever for the strategy: a 3-month return of 38.5%, compared with a FTSE 350 Index return of -1.4% for the same period.

The following table lists the ten worst performing FTSE 350 stocks in 2016. These are the ten stocks that will comprise the 2017 Bounceback Portfolio.

Company TIDM Return in 2016 Return since 31/12/2016
Capita CPI -56.0 -2.4
Restaurant Group (The) RTN -52.7 6.0
Sports Direct International SPD -51.7 2.3
Essentra ESNT -44.3 -1.3
easyJet EZJ -42.2 7.4
International Personal Finance IPF -40.4 -4.4
IG Group Holdings IGG -38.4 7.1
McCarthy & Stone MCS -36.6 4.8
Inmarsat ISAT -33.9 2.1
Man Group EMG -32.6 2.4

The final column gives the returns for the individual stocks for the first six days of the 2017. The portfolio as a whole has seen a return of 2.4% for the first six days of 2017, against a return of 1.9% for the FTSE 350 Index.

The Bounceback Portfolio is meant to be held until the end of the March 2017, but it is good to see that it has started the year well so far.


 

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Flotations

The table below shows the monthly frequency of company flotations (IPOs) and listing on the London Stock Exchange. The dark bars show the month frequency for all flotations of companies currently listed on the LSE, and the lighter bars are limited to just the 162 companies floated from the beginning of 2010 to 2015.

Month of flotation dates for LSE listed companies As can be seen, the most popular month for flotations has been January, 14% of all flotation took place in this month. The second most popular month has been July (11%). By contrast the least popular month is August, followed by February and September.

This profile has changed somewhat in recent years. Since 2010, the two busiest months for flotations have been June and July (13%), followed by March. And, oddly, January is now the least popular month for flotations (3%).

Flotation performance

The following chart plots the performance of an equally-weighted portfolio comprising the 162 companies that floated 2014-2015. For reference, the FTSE 100 Index is also shown.

Flotation portfolio [2015]It is not a pretty sight. Since the start of 2014, the FTE 100 Index has fallen 8%, but the Flotation Portfolio has declined 31% in value.


Extract taken from The UK Stock Market Almanac 2016.

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Shares that like November

Shares that have been strong November

The following table lists the five FTSE 350 shares that have the best returns in November over the last ten years. For example, Babcock has an average return of 4.6% for the month of November. Each stock has risen in at least eight of the past ten years in November.

Company TIDM Avg(%)
Babcock International Group 4.6
Compass Group 4.5
CRH 4.3
BT Group 5.3
Greene King 4.8

A portfolio of these four stocks would have out-performed the FTSE 350 Index in November in nine of the last ten years with an average out-performance of 5.2 percentage points each November.

Shares that have been weak November

The following table lists the five FTSE 350 shares that have the worst returns in November over the last ten years. For example, Vedanta Reseources has an average return of -10.5% for the month of November. Each stock has fallen in at least eight of the past ten years in November.

Company TIDM Avg(%)
Vedanta Resources -10.5
Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The) -8.7
Tullett Prebon -7.8
Ashmore Group -5.3
Standard Chartered -3.7

A portfolio of these five stocks would have under-performed the FTSE 350 Index in November in eight of the last last ten years with an average under-performance of 6.7 percentage points each November.

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Bounceback portfolio 2016

The Bounceback Portfolio invests in the 10 worst performing FTSE 350 stocks of the previous year and holds them for the 3-month period, January-March. 

Performance in 2016

The following table lists the ten worst performing FTSE 350 stocks in 2015. These ten stocks form the 2016 Bounceback Portfolio.

Company TIDM 2015 2016 (Jan-Mar)
Anglo American -75.1 84.4
Glencore -69.7 73.9
KAZ Minerals -60.3 66.7
Tullow Oil -60.0 18.8
Evraz -52.6 22.9
Vedanta Resources -52.1 24.6
Home Retail Group -52.0 66.6
Amec Foster Wheeler -49.7 4.9
Drax Group -46.9 11.3
Weir Group -46.0 10.8
FTSE 350 -2.8 -1.4

The final column in the above table also gives the returns for each stock for the period Jan-Mar 2016. For example, Anglo American shares fell 75.1% in 2015, and then rose (bounced back) 84.4% in the first three months of 2016.

The performance of the 10 Bounceback Portfolio stocks for Jan-Mar 2016 is shown in the following chart.

Bounceback portfolio 2016

On average the Bounceback Portfolio stocks had a 3-month return of 38.5%, compared with a FTSE 350 Index return of -1.4% for the same period.

Bounceback portfolio performance 2003-2016

The Bounceback Portfolio has been running since 2003. The following chart shows the comparative performance of the portfolio and the FTSE 350 Index for each year.

Bounceback portfolio v FTSE 350 [2003-2016]

As can be seen the Bounceback Portfolio scored its greatest out-performance of the FTSE 350 in 2016.

Since 2003, the Bounceback Portfolio has under-performed the index only twice (2013 and 2015).

The following chart shows the cumulative performance of the portfolio from 2003.

Bounceback portfolio cumulative performance [2003-2016]

 

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Shares that like/dislike July

Shares that like July

The following table lists the five FTSE 350 shares that have the best returns in July over the last ten years. For example, Elementis has an average return of 7.6% for the month of July. All stocks have risen in July for at least nine of the past ten years.

Company TIDM Avg(%)
Elementis 7.6
Brown (N) Group 6.9
Greene King 6.8
Shire 6.0
Land Securities Group 5.1

 Shares that dislike July

The following table lists the two FTSE 350 shares that have the worst returns in July over the last ten years. For example, IP Group has an average return of -4.1% for the month of July. Both stocks have fallen in at least seven of the past ten years in July.

Company TIDM Avg(%)
IP Group -4.1
SSE -2.0

An equally-weighted portfolio of the above strong July stocks would have out-performed every year an equally-weighted portfolio of the above weak July stocks by an average of 9.3 percentage points in July for the past ten years.

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Shares that like/dislike June

Shares that like June

The following table lists the three FTSE 350 shares that have the best returns in June over the last ten years. For example, Synergy has an average return of 11.1% for the month of June. All stocks have risen in June for at least eight of the past ten years.

Company TIDM Avg(%)
Synergy Health 11.1
Ted Baker 4.1
RPC Group 5.2

 Shares that dislike June

The following table lists the five FTSE 350 shares that have the worst returns in June over the last ten years. For example, Barclays has an average return of -7.8% for the month of June. All five stocks have fallen in at least nine of the past ten years in June.

Company TIDM Avg(%)
Barclays -7.8
Travis Perkins -7.1
Bodycote -5.6
Schroders -4.0
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets -3.6

An equally-weighted portfolio of the above strong June stocks would have out-performed every year an equally-weighted portfolio of the above weak June stocks by an average of 12.4 percentage points in June for the past ten years.

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Shares that like/dislike April

Shares that like April

The following table lists the five FTSE 350 shares that have the best returns in April over the last ten years. For example, Fenner has an average return of 9.11% for the month of April. All stocks have risen in April for at least eight of the past ten years.

Company TIDM Avg(%)
Fenner 9.1
Royal Dutch Shell 5.4
Aberdeen Asset Management 4.6
Severn Trent 3.9
SABMiller 3.6

Shares that dislike April

The following table lists the four FTSE 350 shares that have the worst returns in April over the last ten years. For example, Balfour Beatty has an average return of -4.4% for the month of April. All four stocks have fallen in at least eight of the past ten years in April.

Company TIDM Avg(%)
Balfour Beatty -4.4
Reed Elsevier -2.3
BAE Systems -1.6
UNITE Group 0.6

An equally-weighted portfolio of the above strong April stocks would have out-performed every year an equally-weighted portfolio of the above weak April stocks by an average of 7.3 percentage points in April for the past ten years.

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Shares that like/dislike March

Shares that like March

The following table lists the five FTSE 350 shares that have the best returns in March over the last ten years. For example, The Restaurant Group has an average return of 12.4% for the month of March. All stocks have risen in March for at least nine of the past ten years.

Company TIDM Avg(%)
Restaurant Group (The) 12.4
Intertek Group 8.9
Cobham 5.3
Berendsen 5.3
Victrex 2.8

 Shares that dislike March

The following table lists the five FTSE 350 shares that have the worst returns in March over the last ten years. For example, Renishaw has an average return of -4.4% for the month of March. All five stocks have fallen in at least eight of the past ten years in March.

Company TIDM Avg(%)
Renishaw -4.4
Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The) -3.5
PZ Cussons -2.9
HSBC Holdings -2.7
Smiths Group -2.5

An equally-weighted portfolio of the above strong March stocks would have out-performed every year an equally-weighted portfolio of the above weak March stocks by an average of 10.1 percentage points in March for the past ten years.

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Stocks with the worst recent annual performance

The following table shows the 13 FTSE All-Share stocks that have had the highest number of consecutive negative annual returns to end 2014. The last column gives the number of years of consecutive negative returns.

For example, First Group has not had an up year since 2007, and so has had seven consecutive years of negative returns up to 2014.

Company TIDM Index Consec -ve Yrs
FirstGroup FGP FTSE Mid 250 7
Tesco TSCO FTSE 100 5
Aquarius Platinum Ltd AQP FTSE Small Cap 5
Hardy Oil & Gas HDY FTSE Small Cap 5
BlackRock Latin American Investment Trust BRLA FTSE Small Cap 4
Anglo American AAL FTSE 100 4
BlackRock World Mining Trust BRWM FTSE Mid 250 4
Anglo Pacific Group APF FTSE Small Cap 4
Premier Oil PMO FTSE Mid 250 4
City Natural Resources High Yield Trust CYN FTSE Small Cap 4
BlackRock Commodities Income Investment Trust BRCI FTSE Small Cap 4
Ferrexpo FXPO FTSE Small Cap 4
Hansard Global HSD FTSE Small Cap 4

 

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