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Realistic Strategies, Realistic Returns
The market rally in 2023 and recent pullback have left the All-Weather portfolio up a respectable 6.5%, with the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI) continuing to do the heavy lifting, up 25.2%.

Nothing has changed from last expiration cycle, both bond funds (TLT and IEF) and the commodity fund (DBC) continue to lag behind, but that is the yin-yang protective nature of the All-Weather portfolio just doing its job. That being said, all of our positions are outperforming their respective ETF benchmarks, once again showing the power of using a poor man’s covered call approach.
We allowed our calls to expire worthless last week, thereby reaping the entire call premium. As a result, it’s time to start selling more call premium.