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Since 1986, a long-term perspective of the Dow Jones Industrial Average reveals the existence of extended periods of time in which domestic equity markets will trend positively, and also long-lasting phases of stagnation or bearish environments. There have been eight alternating cycles since 1896, with each averaging 14 years in duration1 . Where the investor gets on the “momentum train” can have remarkable impact on portfolio returns overtime. If an individual is fortunate enough to participate in the bounty of a bull market cycle; they need a strategy to  navigate a potential 14+ year stretch of bearish conditions. It is important to have at one's disposal strategies that are effective in both rising and falling markets.

Adaptation Is Key

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We have been around long enough to know that life isn’t infinite. If you go down 50% it takes going up 100% just to break even! As financial planners we put as much emphasis on capital preservation as we do capital appreciation. Our goal is to achieve returns above the respective benchmark while taking on less total risk. We do so by following a rules based approach and only investing in securities that have high relative strength. We bring value by analyzing the fundamental and technical market data to discover intermediate and long-term trends and invest in asset classes that indicate demand is in control.

Source: Nasdaq Dorsey Wright

Tailored Portfolios to Pursue Your Goals

Tactical Asset Allocation

Our Tactical Asset Allocation portfolios are an adaptive suite of risk management strategies for investors, each with the primary objective of pivoting between wealth accumulation strategies (i.e. offense), and wealth preservation strategies (i.e. defense), in a timely fashion. Tactical allocation may involve more frequent buying and selling of assets and will tend to generate higher transaction cost.  Investors should consider the tax consequences of moving positions more frequently. 

Quality Dividend

The Quality Dividend Strategy seeks to generate attractive current income and long-term capital appreciation by efficiently managing a focused portfolio of fundamentally and technically healthy dividend paying stocks. Constructing a focused portfolio of 25 high quality, high yielding stocks that provide the highest possible dividend yield within the constraints of quality, capital preservation and diversification. A satellite strategy that seeks to provide income seeking investors a superior alternative to investing in bonds.

Small Mid-Cap Dividend

Our Small Mid-Cap Dividend portfolio invests in companies with market caps ranging from $200 million to $15 billion. This strategy seeks to generate attractive current income and long-term capital appreciation by efficiently managing a focused portfolio of fundamentally and technically healthy dividend paying stocks. It's important to note -the prices of small and mid-cap stocks are generally more volatile than large cap stocks.

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average is an unmanaged index that is generally considered representative of large-capitalization companies on the U.S. stock market.

Investing involves risks, and investment decisions should be based on your own goals, time horizon, and tolerance for risk. The return and principal value of investments will fluctuate as market conditions change. When sold, investments may be worth more or less than their original cost.

The forecasts or forward-looking statements are based on assumptions, may not materialize, and are subject to revision without notice.

The market indexes discussed are unmanaged, and generally, considered representative of their respective markets. Index performance is not indicative of the past performance of a particular investment. Indexes do not incur management fees, costs, and expenses. Individuals cannot directly invest in unmanaged indexes. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

There is no assurance that the techniques and strategies discussed are suitable for all investors or will yield positive outcomes.  The purchase of certain securities may be required to effect some of the strategies.  Investing involves risks including possible loss of principal.

The payment of dividends is not guaranteed. Companies may reduce or eliminate the payment of dividends at any given time.

There is no guarantee that a diversified portfolio will enhance overall returns or outperform a non-diversified portfolio. Diversification does not protect against market risk.