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Compare over 200 investable Portfolio Recipes (also known as "model portfolios" or "investing algorithms"). Each Portfolio Recipe (updated monthly) shows the ETFs or funds to buy. Find your favorite  using dozens of risk and return metrics going back 15 years.

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Top Tactical Portfolio Recipes through June 30, 2022

  • 1-month total return: -0.6%                    Top 3 Sector Rotation  (t.srt3)
  • 1-year total return: +15.8%                    Faber Relative Strength: Top 2  (t.frs2)
  • 5-year total return (annualized): +14.8%       Top 5 Sector Rotation (t.srt5)
  • 10-year total return (annualized): +17.7%      Quartile Sector Rotation (t.srqr)
  • 15-year total return (annualized): +16.1%      Pure Momentum  (t.pure)

The 200+ Portfolio Recipes fall into three categories: Tactical Portfolio Recipes, Strategic Portfolio Recipes, and Managed funds.

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After Choosing a Portfolio Recipe, buy the ETFs or funds required to create your own portfolio that matches the Portfolio Recipe allocation. Get advice tailored to you, for the brokerage you choose.


If the Portfolio Recipe you are invested in changes at the beginning of a month, buy or sell the specified ingredients to match the latest Portfolio Recipe allocation.

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