September 2021 Investment Changes Summary September 2021 UPDATESRecent Portfolio Changes:Reduced exposure to Emerging International Markets based on concerns that heightened regulatory scrutiny of Chinese firms could constrain long-term earnings growth potential in the EM equity market. Added diversified commodities fund in many portfolios that seeks to reduce overall volatility and hedge for future inflation.Continue to hold and favor infrastructure based investments as a tactical holding to potentially benefit from continued private and public spending in Materials and Industrial oriented companies.Click here to read more insights on Treasury yield forecasts and potential market impact.OUR PROCESSAs 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.Rebalancing a portfolio may cause investors to incur tax liabilities and/or transaction costs and does not assure a profit or protect against a loss. Value investments can perform differently from the market as a whole. They can remain undervalued by the market for long periods of time. International investing involves special risks such as currency fluctuation and political instability and may not be suitable for all investors. 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.The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. Because of their narrow focus, sector investing will be subject to greater volatility than investing more broadly across many sectors and companies. Stock and mutual fund investing involves risk including loss of principal. There is no guarantee that a diversified portfolio will enhance overall returns or outperform a non-diversified portfolio. Diversification and asset allocation do not protect against market risk. Securities and Advisory services offered through LPL Financial. A registered investment advisor. Member FINRA & SIPC. BridgeQuest Wealth Strategies Career changes, retirement, aging parents, liquidity events—navigating life’s big transitions gets much easier with an experienced guide. The BridgeQuest team leads you in the right direction with independent asset management tailored to your goals. Your plan will include objective advice and personal attention every step of the way.