SHARPE INCOME … Our Current “Dilemma”

Posted on Nov 7 2016 - 4:19pm by Sharpe Trade

‘The original Sharpe Income post that explains this project can be found here.

The Sharpe Income category be found by clicking on that red ‘Sharpe Income’ tag next to this post title, or by clicking here.

We continue the discussion from the last entry.


We began this project with only $500. All in an effort to help out the small retail investor who doesn’t have a lot of money, understand the importance of growing an income account, as opposed to a trading account. The following numbers are taken from our PDF that is attached below.  Remember that the numbers are computed off of Friday’s close …

Total Sharpe Income Balance: $2,894.85
Total Sharpe Income YTD Return: +1.62 %
Sharpe Income YTD Paid Yield on Cost: + 2.45 %
Total Sharpe Income YTD Maximum Draw-down: – 6.84 %
iShares Barclay’s IEF Return: + 6.20 %
S&P 500 Index YTD Return: + 2.02 %
S&P 500 Index YTD Maximum Draw-down: – 11.24 %


We have a bit of house-keeping to get through this week. We had two dividends paid to the segment of the project, that is dedicated to ‘Capital Gains’.  That is, the TLT and SHY dividends.  These have been paid, and recorded on the spreadsheet.  At the same time, we have placed this weeks ‘capital deposit’ in the category reserved as “dry powder”.  Cash that we simply have ‘on hand’ and can move about as we wish..

Whenever you manage any account; you have decisions to make, and that the market will force upon you.  So let’s discuss our current dilemma and choice that we are going to have to make at some point.

At the same time, let’s explore the concept of ‘beating the market’ …

(Video Included. If you’re seeing this entry elsewhere and cannot play the video?  Click this link to go to the exact video entry …)

The link to the Google Drive Spreadsheet that you can view, that we will edit, build upon and refer to over time can be found at this link.

We continue the Sharpe Income project with this next entry.

The Sharpe Income PDF breakdown for Week 102 can be found here (numbers computed off of Friday’s close) …

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  1. mappy November 7, 2016 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    Not that crazy about this “rally’ today. Let’s see if it holds tomorrow. Good luck out there!

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