How We Build Portfolios for Multiple Market Cycles

1. Equally allocate stock portion to Strategies Containing Always Invested Equity and Risk Managed Stocks to attempt to reduce downside over multiple market cycles.

2. Replace traditionally managed fixed income with tactical fixed income to potentially reduce interest rate and inflation sensitivity, and increase cash flow.

3. Identify managers employing investment disciplines within each strategy type that complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses, potentially further dampening downside risk.

4. Adjust allocations to meet varying levels of return objectives and potential max drawdown.

Using managers with different performance attributes and investment styles will potentially help smooth the ride and eliminate the guesswork of trying to predict market direction. This may enable investors to stay committed to a portfolio through varying market cycles instead of focusing on short term returns.

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1. Strategies Containing Always Invested Equity – refers to portfolios whose equity portion is continuously invested in the stock market. This strategy may also contain fixed income.

2. Risk-Managed Strategies – refers to portfolios that may move to cash in order to manage risk. These portfolios may also invest in fixed income, including having a majority of the portfolio in fixed income.

3. Tactical Fixed Income – refers to portfolios whose fixed income portion may move to cash in order to manage risk. These portfolios may also invest in equity.

Traditional Fixed Income – to portfolios whose fixed income portion is continuously invested in fixed income.

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