- Wealth PMS (50L+)
The Capitalmind Momentum Portfolio holds up to 25 stocks selected on the basis of quantitative criteria, primarily price momentum, and reviews them weekly
All NSE-listed stocks, meeting minimum criteria in daily traded volume and company market capitalization. This translates to nearly 90% of the total market cap trading in India.
Our Quantitative model scores stocks based on a set of price and volume parameters. Stocks in the 90th percentile and above are candidates for inclusion in the portfolio. Stocks exit the portfolio in two scenarios, other stronger stocks emerge, or if existing stocks fail one of more criteria for retention in the portfolio
Stocks are weighted according to their rank and volatility compared to other candidates
The portfolio is reviewed weekly and changes, if any, are communicated before market open on Monday (or first trading day of the week). Our estimate in the past two years is approximately 20% of the portfolio changes each month (this can and does change depending on prevailing market volatility).
Momentum typically holds stocks for two to three months. Hence, most gains qualify as STCG (Short Term Capital Gains). Based on current taxation rules, assume 15% of portfolio gains will be paid as tax.
Hypothetical Taxation illustration: If the portfolio returns 25% in a financial year, the tax impact = 15% X 25% = 3.75% i.e. your after-tax return comes to 25% – 3.75% = 21.25%
Other costs to consider: Brokerage costs*, STT (Securities Transaction Tax) levied on every buy and sell, and DP charges. Assume another 1% of gains to be applicable for these costs.
* Brokerage costs vary depending on whether you use full-service brokers like ICICI Direct, HDFC Securities or low-cost / discount brokers like zerodha, upstoxx. We strongly recommend using a low-cost brokerage for investing in a momentum strategy given the significant difference in costs.
This is impossible to predict. Our Momentum strategy does well in general market up-trends or when some components of the market show strong positive movement. However, it also underperforms at times with respect to the NIFTY. This underperformance at times can last for 6 to 12 months. Over longer holding periods, we do believe it beats the market.
The performance of the Momentum Portfolio as of [March 2021]
Mar 2021 Momentum Portfolio Performance Review [link]
Feb 2021 Momentum Portfolio Performance Review [link]
Jan 2021 Momentum Portfolio Performance Review [link]
Dec 2020 Momentum Portfolio Performance Review [link]
Nov 2020 Momentum Portfolio Performance Review [link]
There are two ways to invest in the Capitalmind Momentum Portfolio
Sign up for Capitalmind Premium here
Subscribe to the Capitalmind Momentum smallcase here
Important Note: The Capitalmind Premium subscription includes the Momentum portfolio, but does not include access to the smallcase. Members can choose to execute directly in their trading accounts or create and manage their own smallcase manually.
We also offer the Momentum Strategy in the Capitalmind Wealth PMS. Note the SEBI-mandated minimum ticket size is INR 50L. Connect with us @capitalmind_in or write to premium [at] capitalmind [dot] in to have our team get in touch.
Momentum is a rule-based investing system that buys and sells based upon past returns. Momentum investors buy outperforming securities and avoid – or sell short – underperforming ones.
The persistence of the Momentum factor has been well-document in international markets. Two papers that offer a starting perspective into momentum investing:
Returns to Buying Winners and Selling Losers – Implication to Stock Market Efficiency [1993, Journal of Finance, Jegadeesh, Titman]
Fact, Fiction, and Momentum Investing [2014, Journal of Portfolio Management, Assness, Frazzini, Israel, Moskowitz]
Read our SSRN whitepaper: Does Momentum Investing work in Indian Markets? [link]
For further questions about the Capitalmind Momentum Portfolio, write to us at premium [at] capitalmind [dot] in or on twitter @capitalmind_in
The Momentum portfolio gets rebalanced at least once a month (sometimes more often depending on market conditions)
The update is shared with Premium subscribers in two ways:
Both of these happen at the same time, so there’s no lag in one versus the other
You can implement the change (fresh buys or rebalance) in three ways:
For queries, reach out to us on #helpdesk