Win by Not Losing

Matthew Allgood |



A black background with red text

Description automatically generated




Wall Street often advises staying invested, warning that missing the market's 10 Best Days can significantly reduce your returns. As a tactical risk manager, we would argue, “Yes, but missing the 10 Worst Days increases your returns to 15.70%!”


Achieving that may be unrealistic but consider missing BOTH the 10 Worst AND the 10 Best Days – your returns are still better than if you just buy and hold. This perspective emphasizes the value of strategic risk management in your portfolios. We believe there are benefits to both investment styles and will continue monitoring portfolio risk for all market environments.


Win by Not Losing


A graph showing a number of numbers and a number of people

Description automatically generated with medium confidence

Source: Bloomberg, Redwood. Data as of 4/30/2024. Date Range from 4/1/1979 – 4/30/2024.



Allgood Financial

Disclosure: This piece is for informational purposes only and contains opinions that should not be construed as facts. Information provided herein from third parties is obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but no reservation or warranty is made as to its accuracy or completeness. Charts and graphs are for illustrative purposes only. Discussion of any specific strategy is not intended as a guarantee of profit or loss.  Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. The objectives mentioned are not guaranteed to be achieved. Investors cannot invest directly in any of the indices mentioned above.


2323 Naperville Rd, Suite 210 | Naperville, IL 60563 | 331.229.3224 | |