We made no changes to the portfolio in September. Meanwhile, housing related stocks including Sears Holdings (Nasdaq: SHLD) were hit hard in September dragging down the Model Portfolio’s performance for the Fiscal Year. Consider that at the end of August the Portfolio was outperforming the S&P 500 by 4.9% for the trailing 11-month period.
Earnings season is right around the corner. Perhaps Mr. Market will be so kind as to provide us with a few fat pitches.