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In the past I’ve maintained two separate “blogs” — this one and one for my private REIT Fund of Funds, ACCRE LLC.  This latter blog has become a problem on a technical level, and frankly a pain in the neck to separately maintain.  For that reason, I’m merging the two effective this month.  From now on, my twice-monthly ACCRE LLC updates will appear here, rather than there.

For the uninitiated, ACCRE is a traditional long-short hedged fund invested in publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trusts, or REITs for short.  Over the past three years, it has outperformed the S&P by about 3.5 to 1, and also significantly outperformed the S&P Global Property Index.  It also has less than a 50% correlation with the S&P, and so provides a great diversification benefit for a portfolio.  I publish the end-of-month results as near as I can after the month-end, and then about the middle of the month produce some updated diversification metrics (Sharpe’s Ratio, correlations, etc.)

So, with that in mind, those same technical difficulties prevented me from doing my regular end-of-month update for March.  Here tis’, folks…

ACCRE and the broader market for that matter had a terrible February and March.  That said, ACCRE seemed to level off a bit in March, relative to other investments, while the S&P continued to tank.  (I’ll give you a peak into the future — as of mid-April, ACCRE is almost back to break-even.)

March 2020

Again, for the uninitiated, the chart normalizes everything to a dollar invested.  Hence, a dollar invested in ACCRE at the inception, 3 years ago, is worth $1.62 today, for an annualized rate of return of about 17%, compounded.  That same dollar invested in the S&P 500 would be worth $1.18 today (about 5.7% annually), and if invested in the S&P Global Property Index would be worth only $0.93.

By the way, there is a second, private “newsletter” that goes out to subscribers announcing any trades I make as well as the percentage makeup of stocks in the portfolio.  If you are interested in that, please let me know.



Written by johnkilpatrick

April 13, 2020 at 9:36 am

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