Jan 4, 2024
Q4 2023 was a positive quarter for equity and bond markets. Here’s a quick update on what happened in our automated strategies, and what’s to come:
Automated Stocks was up 11.6%¹ in Q4 2023, with positive attribution across equity markets broadly.
U.S. Large Cap (VOO), U.S. Small Cap (IJR), Emerging Market (VWO) and Dividend Growth (VIG) equities gained over the quarter as a softer-than-expected inflation report in November drove broadly bullish sentiment. U.S. Small Cap (IJR) outperformed other equity markets, as small-cap stocks exhibited even more interest rate sensitivity to indications that Fed Funds rate had peaked.
Looking ahead into Q1 2024, our automated model’s target weights will change slightly. The chart below summarizes the changes to the strategy:
As a reminder, clients who are more than ± 3% from the model’s target weights may be automatically rebalanced on October 2nd for risk management purposes.
Automated Bonds was up in Q4, returning 6.1% (taxable)¹ and 5.0% (retirement)¹ with positive attribution across bond markets.
Expectations of interest rate cuts in the first half of 2024 and favorable inflation data drove a shift in bond markets, leading broadly positive returns across global bonds. U.S. Municipal (VTEB, not included in retirement accounts), U.S. Corporate (VCIT) and Emerging Market Deb (EMB) bonds benefited from the decline in long yields over the quarter, rallying in November with gains continuing through the end of the year. U.S. Inflation-Linked Bonds (VTIP) also gained as the inflation data came in lower than expected.
Looking ahead towards Q1 2024, our automated model’s target weights will change slightly. The chart below summarizes the changes to allocation for the upcoming quarter.
Automated Bonds (Taxable Accounts)
Automated Bonds (Retirement Accounts)
Automated Bonds for IRAs follows the same investment model as the taxable accounts strategy, but excludes Municipal Bonds (VTEB) from its investment universe, as the tax-advantaged nature of municipal bonds is not applicable to IRAs.
Titan’s Automated Strategies select weights algorithmically based on constrained mean-variance optimization models. The goal is simple: our models aim to optimize the risk-adjusted return of each strategy. This type of model favors diversification, meaning that as asset classes appear less risky, less correlated, or higher returning, the model will assign more weight to them (within reasonable constraints).
Estimates that the models use can change slightly quarter-over-quarter, which leads to changes in weights. Clients who are more than +/-3% from our model’s target weights may be automatically rebalanced at the start of the quarter for risk management purposes.
For more information, feel free to reach out to our team and we’re more than happy to assist.
Performance assumes distributions are reinvested. Titan does not charge advisory fees for the Automated Bonds or Automated Stocks strategies. Performance figures provided do not represent actual investment results of any specific client. Actual client performance will vary based on numerous factors, including the timing of when the client began investing and market conditions. Quarterly performance figures represent cumulative returns, compiled from the beginning to the end of the given quarter. Performance for Automated Bonds differs between taxable and retirement accounts since retirement accounts do not invest in U.S. Municipal Bonds. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
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