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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 May 31, 2021

  • 1-month total return: 7.6%                                 Quartile Sector Rotation Portfolio (t.srqr)
  • 1-year total return: 75.6%                                   Pure Momentum Portfolio Recipe (t.pure)
  • 5-year total return (annualized): 18.3%            Pure Momentum Portfolio Recipe (t.pure)
  • 10-year total return (annualized): 19.3%          Quartile Sector Rotation (t.srqr)
  • 15-year total return (annualized): 19.6%          Pure Momentum Portfolio Recipe (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.


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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