C. HUYGENS - Monday, March 05, 2012
Weekly Reputation Index Metrics
The RepuStars® Variety Corporate Reputation Index calculated by Dow Jones Indexes is the first-ever composite equity index based on a quantitative value strategy informed by the Steel City Re corporate reputation metrics. The RepuStars Variety Index has two versions: a total returns index and a price index, whose ticker symbols are, respectively, REPUVART and REPUVAR.
for real time quotes.
The reputation-linked RepuStars Variety Composite Equity Index continues to outperform its benchmark for every key time interval. The greatest gains in the 2012 RepuStars portfolio are Whirlpool Corporation (WHR) at up 5.73% to 36.81%, Veolia Environment Ve SA (VE) at 36.66% and Silver Wheaton Corporation (SLW) down 3.69% at 19.33%. These are three of the 38 firms identified by the RepuStars Variety algorithm as companies whose reputation values have not been fully appreciated previously.
Side Note: A description of the 2012 portfolio constituents can be obtained here: click here.
At the close of trading 2-Mar-12, REPUVART and REPUVAR stood at 2846.71 and 2475.11 respectively. Over the past four weeks, the former has changed by 2.50%, while the latter has changed by 2.42%. The benchmark S&P500 Composite Index stood at 1192.97 (31 Dec 2001=1000) and has changed over the past four weeks by 1.84%.
Over the trailing twelve months, REPUVART and REPUVAR have, respectively, changed by 9.35% and 8.06% respectively; the S&P500 Composite Index has changed by 3.67%. Since January 2009, the REPUVART and REPUVAR have changed by 127.50% and 115.51% respectively; the S&P 500 Composite Index has changed by 46.99%.
Other interval changes in the magnitude of the indices are
The RepuStars Variety Corporate Reputation Index is the first index based on a quantitative model for analysts, investors, and company managers to determine the actual impact of reputation on corporate equity prices. The companies selected for the RepuStars Variety Index are chosen algorithmically to capture the disparity between value at which a company is currently trading and its value as calculated by Steel City Re’s reputational metrics.
The RepuStars Variety Corporate Reputation Index tracks up to 57 company stocks that appear to be underpriced relative to their metrics as measured by Steel City Re’s proprietary Corporate Reputation Index™, which tracks 5500 companies weekly. In using the RepuStars Index as an investment strategy, investors can take advantage of this price disparity. The principles behind Steel City Re's reputation metrics are discussed in the book, Mission:Intangible
The RepuStars indices are reconstituted annually in the first week
of January. The Indices were last reconstituted 20 Jan 2012. Click here
for additional information on the index.
Reputation, Risk and Finance
Reputation management through superior control of a company's
intangible assets may be one of the best paths to value creation
today. If it is not on your agenda, perhaps it should be. Here are
several things you can do right now to start creating value for your
1. Become better informed. Participate in our regular Mission Intangible Monthly Briefings
the first Friday of every month or read the book, Mission: Intangible. Managing risk
and reputation to create enterprise value
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Investment products based on the RepuStars Variety Corporate Reputation Indexes are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Technology Option Capital, LLC, C. Huygens & Co, LLC, Steel City Re, LLC, or their respective affiliates and none of Technology Option Capital, LLC, C. Huygens & Co, LLC, Steel City Re, LLC and their respective affiliates make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such products. Inclusion of a company in any of the indexes in this piece does not in any way reflect an opinion of Technology Option Capital, LLC, C. Huygens & Co, LLC, Steel City Re, LLC or any of their respective affiliates on the investment merits of such company. None of Technology Option Capital, LLC, C. Huygens & Co, LLC, Steel City Re, LLC or any of their respective affiliates is providing investment advice in connection with these indexes.
The RepuStars Variety Corporate Reputation Indexes are calculated by Dow Jones Indexes, the marketing name and the licensed trademark of CME Index Services, LLC. (CME Indexes). Dow Jones Indexes is a service mark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. (Dow Jones). Investment products based on the RepuStars Variety Corporate Reputation Indexes are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by CME Indexes, Dow Jones or their respective affiliates, and CME Indexes, Dow Jones and their respective affiliates make no representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s).