Target Income Portfolio


September 2023

As investors search for income and interest rates remain historically low, the need for reliable income investment strategies is more important than ever. The Target Income Portfolio was released at Cabana in April 2021 and is designed for investors seeking a steady stream of income, while minimizing sequence of return risk as well as overall drawdown through a tactical allocation model. The portfolio seeks a yield in excess of 4%, increasing as interest rates rise. Like all Cabana portfolios and products, it utilizes the firm’s proprietary Cyclical Asset Reallocation Algorithm (“CARA”) to evaluate the repeating economic cycle and allocate assets accordingly.

Quick Facts
  • Portfolio Manager: G. Chadd Mason
  • Minimum Investment: $5,000
  • Target Drawdown: 12%
  • Inception Date: May 13, 2021
Standard Deviation
  • Std Dev 1 Yr (Mo-End) 7.47%
  • Std Dev 3 Yr (Mo-End) NA
  • Std Dev 5 Yr (Mo-End) NA
  • Current Yield (Mo-End) 5.24%
GIPS Performance

Cabana claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®).

What is Target Income?

The Target Income portfolio seeks to provide consistent income to investors through the receipt of dividends and bond interest paid by the portfolios’ underlying holdings. The portfolio is all asset and comprised of entirely of ETFs. While focused on yield, the portfolio allows for capital appreciation and is diversified. The Target Income portfolio employees Cabana’s proprietary algorithm CARA throughout the economic cycle in an effort to mitigate risk and allocate investment to those particular assets that are believed to be attractive at any given point. This portfolio is actively managed and target a current SEC 30 day yield of at least 4%.

Monthly Performance 2023

Annual Returns

Leveraging Cabana's Target Drawdown ETFs

On September 17, 2020, Cabana released a series of Target Drawdown ETFs that follow the firm's flagship Target Drawdown Strategy. The Target Income Portfolio will invest in various Cabana Target Drawdown ETFs, with the goal of providing a foundation of stability, consistent yield and historical performance. Other third-party ETFs make up the remainder of the portfolio in order to satisfy the underlying objectives of the strategy.

Asset Allocation

Please refer to Page 2 for important disclaimers.

Trailing Returns

Trailing returns are annualized for periods greater than one year. The table below is as of September 30, 2023.

Scene as of 09/30/2023

Cautiously Bullish (deteriorating)
Intra-scene reallocation occured on 08/17/2023.

Typical of a pullback within a cyclical bull market. Defensive equity sectors as well as fixed income and dividend paying assets may outperform higher beta risk assets.

To learn more about Cabana's scenes and view up to date allocation history click here.

Target Income Portfolio Disclaimer

Cabana LLC, dba Cabana Asset Management (“Cabana”), is an SEC registered investment adviser. Cabana only transacts business in states where it is registered or is exempted from registration requirements. Registration as an investment adviser is not an endorsement of Cabana by securities regulators and does not mean that such investment adviser has achieved a specific level of skill or ability. Additional information regarding Cabana, including its fees, can be found in Cabana’s Form CRS and Form ADV Part 2A, copies of  which are available upon request or online at and or This material is proprietary, and is not to be copied, reproduced, altered, deconstructed, or distributed without the express written consent of Cabana  LLC. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal, accounting, or personalized investment advice. You should consult your own tax, legal, accounting, and financial advisors before engaging in any transaction. 

The performance returns, benchmark comparisons, and metrics in this factsheet represent actual composite returns during a time when actual client funds were invested. Unless otherwise indicated, performance data, benchmark comparisons, asset allocation charts, drawdown, and other statistics are for illustrative purposes, calculated as of end of month, and shown gross of advisory fees but net of trading costs. Asset allocation may vary intramonth if a reallocation has occurred. Performance data is expressed in U.S. dollar currency and it includes the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Consistent with our ongoing third-party GIPS verification efforts, Cabana will, from time to time and without notice, make non-material updates and corrections to performance data which do not significantly impact performance. These changes will be reflected on the most recent fact sheets and independent verification reports, as applicable. Target Drawdown is identified on a gross of advisory fees but net of trading costs basis. Net performance is net of all expenses and a model advisory fee of 3%. The model fee is in excess of actual advisory fees charged and investor performance may vary materially. Morningstar’s Moderately Conservative Target Risk ( index follows a moderately conservative equity risk preference and is based on well-established asset allocation methodology from Ibbotson Associates, a Morningstar company. SPY is an ETF that tracks the performance of 500 leading U.S. large cap companies. The funds in the Morningstar Tactical Allocation Category ( seek to provide capital appreciation and income by actively shifting allocations across investments. All indexes and categories are unmanaged and an individual cannot invest directly in an index. Index returns do not include fees or expenses. Benchmark indices will likely materially differ from Cabana’s portfolio strategies. Detailed information as to how the returns are calculated can be obtained online from the following link:

The Target Income Portfolio invests primarily in Cabana’s Target Drawdown ETFs (“Cabana ETFs”), in addition to other third-party ETFs. Cabana serves as sub-advisor to the Cabana ETFs and is responsible for the execution of their investment strategy. The Cabana ETFs were launched in partnership with private label ETF advisor Exchange Traded Concepts (“ETC”), and  Cabana receives an asset management fee for its investment advisory services related to Cabana’s ETFs. The investment strategy employed to manage the Cabana ETFs is similar to that of Cabana’s other Target Drawdown products and utilizes Cabana’s proprietary algorithm, though each product type has some material differences and performance will vary. Detailed information regarding Cabana’s ETF can be found in the offering documents, which are available at 

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Past performance is no guarantee of future results. All investment strategies have different degrees of risk and the corresponding potential for profit or loss. Asset allocation and diversification will not necessarily improve returns and cannot eliminate the risk of investment losses. “Target Drawdown” is merely a descriptive term used to describe the general strategy and objective of the portfolio, it is not a guarantee, nor should it be construed to suggest safety or protection from loss. There is no guarantee that portfolio performance will remain consistent with the targeted drawdown parameter.  While risk tolerance and targeted “drawdown” are identified at the outset for each portfolio, Cabana’s algorithm does not take any one client’s situation into account and there is no guarantee that Cabana’s strategies will be suitable for any investor. Investors and advisors should not simply rely on the name of any portfolio to determine what is suitable. It is the responsibility of investment advisors to determine what is suitable for their clients. Cabana manages assets on multiple custodial platforms. Performance data, statistics, including drawdown, and asset allocation for specific investors will vary based upon differences in associated costs, inflows and outflows, custodial fees, and asset availability during the reporting period and may not be identical to reported data. All references to Cabana’s proprietary algorithm in this fact sheet refer to the most current version of the algorithm as of the date this fact sheet is published. The performance returns shown in this piece are derived from a composite of accounts that executed trades in strict accordance with Cabana investment strategies.  Investors will not achieve the same performance returns if their account did not execute trades in strict conformance with Cabana’s trade signals. Scenes assigned as per the judgment of The Cabana Group. Scene names and number of scenes have changed over time.

The Risk Number® is a proprietary scaled index developed by Nitrogen to reflect risk for both advisors and their clients. One of the most important drivers of the Risk Number is the measurement of downside risk in a portfolio. Cabana’s Target Drawdown Professional Portfolios are built into Nitrogen and are given a Risk Number for advisor analysis.