Satrix style tracker Q4 2021

How we measured this in Q4 2021

| 10 February 2022

The strategies shown in this report are factors we believe to be most significant in our domestic market. The universe we use is the All Share universe, excluding property and small cap shares. We rank the stocks from highest to lowest factor score for each factor and divide the universe into quartiles (subsets or groups of four). We then calculate the quartile spread by taking the top quartile’s return experience less that of the bottom quartile.

Rebalancing and performance calculations are conducted each month. The performance results do not reflect transaction costs, tax withholdings or any investment / advisory fees. The results of these quantitative factor strategies are significantly less diversified, and, as such, their performance is more exposed to specific stock or sector results. Past performance should not and cannot be viewed as an indicator of future performance.

While many factors outperform over the long-term, all suffer from periods of underperformance. Combining factors reduces the exposure to a single factor’s cyclical risk, and can create more diversified portfolios.



In the US, Quality and Value had a strong year, with Quality being the most consistent factor for the year, while Momentum was the most inconsistent over the last 12 months.

The European markets also had a strong performance in Value and Quality, with Momentum also posting positive gains, though trailing somewhat behind. Emerging markets also showed a strong Value performance, with Quality being the poorest performer for 2021.

Q4 Positive and Negative Contributors
SA Factor performance

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