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Market Update for the Week of May 18, 2020

Most of our clients are actively engaged in the Envision® planning process, which helps define lifestyle expectations, life goals, and financial objectives. Once desired goals have been established, the Envision process stress-tests them against historical market simulations to help create a Target Zone. The Target Zone, which is a score (a.k.a. the “dot”) between 75 and 90, helps the Financial Advisor allocate client assets consistent with the investment objective and helps instill client confidence regarding the likelihood of achieving the desired goals. The “dot” represents the value of the assets, both internal and external, that are included in the plan.
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Due to severe market movement, there are times when the “Current” investment allocation is different from the “Recommended” investment allocation. This is consistent with our Tactical Tilt methodology, which has the primary objective of pivoting between the pursuit of wealth accumulation strategies (i.e. offense or seeking to maximize gains in your portfolio) and wealth preservation strategies (i.e. defense or seeking to reduce the risk in your portfolio). This temporary difference in investment allocation can cause some confusion with regard to client reporting. The most recent “dot” appears on the graph in direct relation to the “Recommended”, not the “Current” investment allocation. This is due to the fact that the software uses the historical returns of the “Recommended” investment allocation to project future performance. We always advise clients to monitor the “Recommended” score.

If you have any questions about your Envision plan or your score, please reach out to your Financial Advisor. If you have not yet engaged in the Envision process, please consider doing so. By tracking your ongoing investment results against your unique Target Zone rather than the market, you’re in much better position to answer the question, “How am I doing?”

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Past performance is no guarantee of future results. All investing involves risk including the loss of principal. Asset allocation and diversification are investment methods used to help manage risk. They do not guarantee investment returns or eliminate risk of loss including in a declining market.

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