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Growing your assets is our focus, but protecting and sustaining your wealth is every bit as important. We use state-of-the-art research and tools to develop diversified portfolios that offer the greatest potential for investment success. Our research has helped us select effective strategies that fit every person on the investment spectrum.

The Best Strategy For You

We utilize a wide selection of passive and active investment strategies, because each holds merit and aligns with particular financial goals. These strategies are broken into 5 categories based on the investor’s wants and needs.

This strategy type is for the investor who aims to minimize tax liability through lower portfolio turnover and has long-term investment horizons.

The Global Core Allocation strategy seeks to manage risk through strategic allocations to a diversified group of equity, fixed income, and alternative exchange traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds. The portfolio’s allocation is driven by the client’s time horizon, age and attitude toward risk. This portfolio tends to have lower internal expenses and trading costs through the use of ETFs and index like funds.

The High Dividend Equity portfolio seeks to invest in a diversified blend of approximately 20 U.S. Large Cap stocks with higher-than-average dividend yields. These companies have strong balance sheets and are paying dividends that typically exceed the S&P 500 index. The portfolio is subject to market risk and is designed for the investors looking for a modest amount of growth and income over the longer term.

The Growth equity portfolio seeks to invest in a blend of approximately 20 U.S. Large Cap stocks. These companies have both above average financial strength and have favorable earnings and price trends. The portfolio is subject to market risk and is designed for investors looking for growth over the longer term.

This strategy type is for the investor who aims to lower the volatility of an investment portfolio during periods of significant and sustained market declines. Risk management strategies can be applied to both diversified and more concentrated portfolios.

The Global Core Tactical Allocation strategy seeks to manage risk through strategic and tactical allocation of a diversified group of equity, fixed income, and alternative exchange traded funds (ETFs), and mutual funds. A portion of the portfolio’s growth component is designed to stay invested through up and down market cycles while the remaining portion may tactically shift to overweight and underweight areas of the equity market or move to cash and bonds during declining market cycles. If necessary, the fixed income portion for the portfolio can also shift to short term bonds during rising interest rate environments. The portfolio’s strategic allocation is driven by the client’s time horizon, age and attitude toward risk. This portfolio tends to have lower internal expenses through the use of ETFs and index like mutual funds and is designed to minimizes losses during protracted market declines which may result in higher trading costs.

The Accumulator strategy seeks to manage risk through strategic and tactical allocation to a diversified group of equity and fixed income exchange traded funds (ETFs). This portfolio is designed for investors just starting out, or with less investable assets, and is similar to the Global Core-Tactical Allocation portfolio but with fewer holdings to limit trade costs.

The Global Tactical Allocation strategy seeks to manage risk through both a strategic and tactical allocation to a diversified group of equity, fixed income, and alternative exchange traded funds (ETFs), and mutual funds. The portfolio’s growth component is designed to tactically shift to areas of the U.S. and foreign equity markets that are outperforming, and away from those areas that are underperforming. The strategy may move 100% of the growth component to cash and bonds during declining market cycles. If necessary, the fixed income portion for the portfolio can also shift to short term bonds during rising interest rate environments. The portfolio’s strategic allocation is driven by the client’s time horizon, age and attitude toward risk. This portfolio tends to have lower internal expenses through the use of ETFs and index like mutual funds and is designed to minimizes losses during protracted market declines which may result in higher trading costs.

The U.S. Sector portfolio seeks long-term capital appreciation by using a proprietary quantitative model that seeks to protect assets during declining market cycles and participating in rising market cycles. The strategy may invest in up to ten exchange traded funds (ETFs) that represent the primary sectors of the U.S. equity market. The signals are reviewed on a weekly basis for any changes to the portfolio’s holdings. The portfolio may also invest up to 100% in short-term bonds and cash should the quantitative mode indicate a defensive allocation is needed.

The U.S. Sector portfolio seeks long-term capital appreciation by using a proprietary quantitative model that seeks to protect assets during declining market cycles and participating in rising market cycles. The strategy invests in up to ten exchange traded funds (ETFS) that represent the primary sectors of the U.S. equity market. The signals are reviewed on a weekly basis for any changes to the portfolio’s holdings. The portfolio may also invest up to 100% in short-term bonds and cash should the quantitative mode indicate a defensive allocation is needed. The portfolio invests in First Trust’s actively managed AlphaDEX U.S. Sector funds.

The Global Sector portfolio seeks long-term capital appreciation by using a proprietary quantitative model that seeks to protect assets during declining market cycles and participating in rising market cycles. The strategy invests in up to eleven exchange traded funds (ETFS) that represent the primary sectors of the global equity market. The signals are reviewed on a weekly basis for any changes to the portfolio’s holdings. The portfolio may also invest up to 100% in short-term bonds and cash should the quantitative mode indicate a defensive allocation is needed.

The U.S. Style portfolio seeks long-term capital appreciation by using a proprietary quantitative model designed to protect assets during declining market cycles and participating in rising market cycles. The strategy invests in up to six exchange traded funds (ETFs) that represent the Standard and Poor’s market capitalization indexes of the equity market. This includes large, mid and small cap stock indexes of both value and growth styles. The signals are reviewed on a weekly basis for any changes to the portfolio’s holdings. The portfolio may also invest up to 100% in short-term bonds and cash should the quantitative mode indicate a defensive allocation is needed.

The U.S. Style portfolio seeks long-term capital appreciation by using a proprietary quantitative model designed to protect assets during declining market cycles and participating in rising market cycles. The strategy invests in up to six exchange traded funds (ETFs) that represent market capitalization index of the equity market. This includes large, mid and small cap stocks along with both a value and growth styles. The signals are reviewed on a weekly basis for any changes to the portfolio’s holdings. The portfolio may also invest up to 100% in short-term bonds and cash should the quantitative mode indicate a defensive allocation is needed. The portfolio invests in First Trust’s actively managed AlphaDEX U.S. Sector funds.

The Market Adaptive™ Global Allocator brings together the Market Adaptive™ equity, fixed income, and alternative strategy modules into one portfolio. The strategy seeks to manage risk through both a strategic and tactical allocation to a diversified group of equity, fixed income, and alternative exchange traded funds (ETFs). The strategy may move 100% of the equity component to cash during declining market cycles. When necessary, the fixed income portion for the portfolio can also shift 100% to cash or short term bonds due to market volatility and rising interest rates. The signals are reviewed on a weekly basis for any changes to the portfolio’s holdings. The portfolio’s strategic allocation is driven by the client’s time horizon, age and attitude toward risk. This portfolio is designed to minimizes losses during protracted market declines which may result in higher trading costs.

This strategy type is for investors whose primary goal is income.

The Market Adaptive™ tactical income portfolio is designed to invest in up to five fixed income ETFs. The portfolio uses American Wealth Management’s proprietary quantitative strategy to select which areas of the fixed income market to invest in and can shift 100% to cash and short term bonds during rising interest rate cycles.

The diversified income portfolio invests in a diversified group of bond mutual funds. The strategy uses American Wealth Management’s proprietary quantitative income signals to toggle portions of the portfolio by shifting to short term bonds.

The municipal income strategy is a laddered bond portfolio that attempts to diversify among municipalities, states, and types of bonds. The portfolio purchases individual municipal bonds with the intent to hold the bond until its maturity, in order to minimize the effects of market volatility and interest rate risk over the longer term.

This strategy type is for the investor who positions portfolios to take advantage of different market trends.

The global rotation strategy is designed to remain invested in equity markets during up and down market cycles. The portfolio ranks a broad list of ETFs on a weekly basis with the intent to own and equally weight the five ETFs with the highest score. This allows American Wealth Management to objectively determine when an ETF has fallen sufficiently out of favor and should be replaced. This strategy will gravitate to those areas of the market that are rising the fastest in up markets and falling the slowest in down markets.

Investment Strategies

Using a research-based approach founded on principles of Modern Portfolio Theory, we employ strategies that meets your investment criteria while minimizing risk. Before understanding the strategies we use and what they can do for you, take into consideration what investing entails.

6 Critical Investment Facts

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All investment strategies contain risk.
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Performance cannot be guaranteed.
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Markets are cyclical and investment values are unpredictable.
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Minimizing unnecessary risk is crucial in developing a portfolio.
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You should be compensated for the level of risk you assume.
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Investors should not assume more risk than necessary to achieve their goals.

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