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Flexible Asset Allocation Fact Sheets

 

Flexible Asset Allocation (FAA) is universal in nature and not directed towards a specific fund family. Many investment platforms are available today that cover multiple families or ETF’s, where a multitude of asset classes are available. In the analysis of our FAA model portfolios, we are able to expand our research to cover different equity asset classes and bond classes. FAA model portfolios in this group are active and flexible. Each clearly identifies the leading asset classes for portfolio inclusion. Analysis also includes the STIR Market Environment Indicator (MEI), Relative Strength Analysis (RSA), and our Individual Fund Signal (IFS). Equity, bond selections, and allocations are constantly monitored and adjustments are made as leadership or the market changes.

FAA001

Aggressive

Flexible Asset Allocation Aggressive

(100% equity)

STIR focuses on building a diversified equity portfolio by analyzing over 28 different equity asset groups to identify the leading asset classes for portfolio inclusion and performance This is a flexible portfolio that will change its allocations quarterly and upon changes in the economy and market trends. STIR analyzes: 17 domestic style box and sectors, real estate and 10 internationals, seeking to find the leaders and learning what to avoid. Capital preservation is equally important; during perceived major market declines the portfolio will have a defensive 50% money market position.

 

FAA003

Moderate

Flexible Asset Allocation Moderate

(60% equity/ 40% bond)

STIR focuses on building a diversified equity and bond portfolio by analyzing over 28 different equity asset groups and 11 bond classes to identify the leading asset classes for portfolio inclusion and performance. This is a flexible portfolio that will change its allocations quarterly and upon changes in the economy and market trends. STIR analyzes: 17 domestic style box and sectors, real estate and 10 internationals, seeking to find the leaders and learning what to avoid. For bonds, STIR reviews 11 bond classes covering: corporate, government, and international bonds. Capital preservation is equally important; during perceived major market declines the equity portion of the portfolio will have a defensive 50% money market position.

 

FAA005

Absolute Return

Flexible Asset Allocation Absolute Return

FAA005 seeks capital appreciation in all market environments by being invested equally in the following 4 pairs of ‘opposites’: Long or short the S&P 500, Long or short the Nasdaq 100, Long Real Estate or short the long bond and Long Utilities or short the long bond. The model can be 100% long to 100% short and any combination in between based upon the individual signals for each pair of ‘opposites’.

 

FAA008

High Yield Bond

High Yield Bond Index

FAA008 applies active management to the High Yield Bond Index striving to participate during rising markets During periods when the quantitative mathematical logarithms are positive the research will signal to be invested in high yield bonds (High Yield Bond Index). During periods where the math model is negative, the research will signal to be invested in a broader based less volatile bond fund (AGG - iShares Core Total US Bond Market ETF).

FAA010

Emerging Markets Bond

Flexible Asset Allocation Growth

(80% equity/20% bond)

STIR focuses on building a diversified equity and bond portfolio by analyzing over 28 different equity asset groups and 11 bond classes to identify the leading asset classes for portfolio inclusion and performance. This is a flexible portfolio that will change its allocations quarterly and upon changes in the economy and market trends. STIR analyzes: 17 domestic style box and sectors, real estate and 10 internationals, seeking to find the leaders and learning what to avoid. For bonds, STIR reviews 11 bond classes covering: corporate, government, and international bonds. Capital preservation is equally important; during perceived major market declines the equity portion of the portfolio will have a defensive 50% money market position.

 

FAA004

Conservative

Flexible Asset Allocation Conservative

(40% equity/60% bond)

STIR focuses on building a diversified equity and bond portfolio by analyzing over 28 different equity asset groups and 11 bond classes to identify the leading asset classes for portfolio inclusion and performance. This is a flexible portfolio that will change its allocations quarterly and upon changes in the economy and market trends. STIR analyzes: 17 domestic style box and sectors, real estate and 10 internationals, seeking to find the leaders and learning what to avoid. For bonds, STIR reviews 11 bond classes covering: corporate, government, and international bonds. Capital preservation is equally important; during perceived major market declines the equity portion of the portfolio will have a defensive 50% money market position.

 

FAA006

Risk Management

Flexible Asset Allocation Risk Management

FAA006 seeks capital appreciation through capital preservation in a broadly diversified portfolio. STIR monitors individually 10 different asset classes, being either long the asset class when it is in a perceived uptrend or in the safety of money markets for that asset class in a perceived downtrend: 60% in domestic style boxes, 10% high yields and 30% internationals. The portfolio can be 100% long to 100% cash or any combination in between based upon the individual signals for each of the risk managed asset classes.

 

Flexible Asset Allocation Bond

FAA009 focuses on building a diversified bond portfolio by analyzing over 11 different bond groups to identify the leading asset classes for portfolio inclusion and performance. This is a flexible allocation that will change its allocations upon changes in the economy and interest rate trends. STIR analyzes 11 different bond classes: high grade corporate, high yield securities, U.S. Governments, International, Emerging Markets and drilling down further for either short term or long term duration.

 

Emerging Markets Bond Index

FAA010 applies active management to the Emerging Market Bond Index striving to participate during rising markets. During periods when the quantitative mathematical logarithms are positive the research will signal to be invested in the Emerging Markets Bond Index. During periods where the math models is negative, the research will signal to be invested in less volatile money market funds.