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Investment Changes Summary 12/12/18

4TH QUARTER 2018 UPDATES

  • We’ve seen volatility return in the 4th quarter with the S&P 500 giving up the previous gains of 2018. On a positive portfolio note, our decision in 2nd Quarter to decrease energy exposure, and in our opinion, our shift to more value-oriented funds was reinforced by the continued decrease of energy prices and the relative performance of value-oriented funds vs growth-oriented funds over the past three months.
  • 4th Quarter 2018 Changes: We are making a shift in our fixed income portfolios to higher quality and shorter bond durations seeking to minimize interest rate sensitivity. While the Fed may not be as aggressive as many fear, we still anticipate gradual rate increases throughout the next year. 


OUR PROCESS

As you know, we follow a disciplined and diversified asset allocation process to building our portfolios. We believe in long-term investing, not short-term speculation. We lean on our LPL Research team of 50+ professionals for ongoing asset allocation and fund screening. (Remember, LPL offers no proprietary products, which enables us to make objective decisions.)  Then, we utilize a secondary screening through Morningstar (a third-party investment research company) for another layer of due diligence.  We are, after all, geeks at heart.

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