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- Enroll in your plan (please contact your plan administrator for info)
- Update personal information
- Change your investment elections
- Change your contributions
- Request certain transactions
- Access educational resources
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401k Plan Manager1. Understand your allocation options:
The core strategy consists of holdings that are based on market fundamentals, valuations, and long-term market trends. These are holding that should be considered “long-term” investments and should primarily track the benchmark index over time. The turnover of the portfolio should be extremely low with the exception of rebalancing periods due to market gyrations.
The tactical strategy consists of holdings which based on the short- to intermediate-term trends of the market. As macro-economic, monetary and fiscal policy, and investor psychology impacts markets, the holdings in the tactical strategy will shift to take advantage of market rotations. Importantly, this portion of the portfolio can move to all cash if needed to reduce risk in the event of a market downturn.
The fixed income strategy is designed to both take advantage of changes in interest rate and inflation expectations, but also deliver a lower degree of volatility to the overall portfolio. The primary focus of the fixed-income portfolio is to protect capital, generate income, and lower overall portfolio volatility.2. Choose the financial strategy that best fits your retirement goals and let RIA do all the work for you: Current Target Risky Conservative Aggressive Growth 100% Stocks
0% Bonds A portfolio that is 100% exposed to stocks for investors seeking to obtain “benformance”. This portfolio is most suitable for younger investors with a long-term time horizon to retirement. Get started Growth 80% Stocks
20% Bonds For investors still wanting more growth from their portfolio, but with a slightly lower risk profile. The addition of fixed income lowers overall volatility. This portfolio is suitable for investors with a 10-20 year time horizon to retirement. Get started Balanced 60% Stocks
40% Bonds Investors seeking a more conservative approach that will track a balanced index may find the balanced. With lower volatility, but with a growth component, the portfolio is suitable for investors 10-15 years to retirement. Get started Conservative 40% Stocks
60% Bonds For those approaching retirement and are more (<10 years) concerned about capital preservation over growth, the conservative model may be useful. With a lower exposure to stocks, volatility is reduced and should protect portfolios against potential market drawdowns. Get started Ultra Conservative 20% Stocks
80% Bonds For investors rapidly approaching retirement, where funds will be rolled out of company retirement plans, an ultra-conservative model may be useful in ensuring capital protection. Useful for individuals within 24-months of retirement. Get started Fixed Income Only 0% Stocks
100% Bonds For individuals within 12-months of retirement, an all fixed income portfolio may be appropriate to protect capital before the roll-over process. If your window to retirement is longer than 12-months, the Ultra-Conservative model may be more appropriate. Get started Asset Class CORE STRATEGY Large Cap Blend (Ex. S&P 500 Index) 25 20 20 15 5 Large Cap Growth 10 5 Large Cap Value 5 Large Cap Dividend 5 10 10 Mid Cap Growth 10 5 Mid Cap Value 5 5 Small Cap Blend 15 15 5 TACTICAL STRATEGY International Growth 5 5 5 International Value 5 5 International Blend 5 5 Emerging Markets 10 5 Real Estate 10 10 10 5 5 Commodities 10 10 FIXED INCOME Short Term Core 5 10 20 35 Intermediate Core 10 15 30 30 30 Global Fixed 10 10 15 10 High Yield Bond 10 5 Inflation Protected 5 10 15 25 CASH Retirement Reserves/Stable Value 5 Year Standard Deviation 15.8 13.1 9.8 6 4.4 3 5 Year Annual Return 16.7 13.8 10.7 7.9 5.8 3.4 5 Year Maximun Drawdown -34.3 -30.2 -24.5 -16.7 -11.2 -8.2
Commentary (as of 6/10/2022)
Over the last two weeks, the market has continued to consolidate its recent advance in a very tight trading range. Our concern was that the market could not break above the April lows which increased the probability of a downside break and a retest of May lows.
That break occurred on Thursday as a rise in jobless claims added to the concerns the economy is slowing much faster than expected. This comes at a time the Fed is just starting their rate hiking campaign and “quantitative tightening” to reduce their balance sheet.
For now, we continue to suggest remaining more “risk off” by removing exposure as needed to lower portfolio risk. We laid out several guidelines last week to follow:
- Tighten up stop-loss levels to levels where you are comfortable selling if markets reverse again.
- Hedge portfolios against significant market declines. (swap equity funds for money market, stable value or bond funds.)
- Take profits in positions that have been big winners (Rebalance funds that are above the normal weightings for your portfolio. Same with Company stock in your plan.)
- Sell laggards and losers.
- Raise cash and rebalance portfolios to target weightings. (Rebalancing risk regularly keeps hidden risks somewhat mitigated.)
Notice, nothing in there says, “sell everything and go to cash.”
Given the weight of evidence, We suggest taking action on any rally next week that fails to move above the 50-dma. Any break below the 20-dma is going to lead to new market lows and an official bear market in the S&P 500.
If the environment changes, it’s a simple process to reallocate aggressively to equities. By planning, the worst that can happen is underperformance if the bull market suddenly resumes.
As we have noted over the last several weeks, using the models above, continue to underweight international and emerging markets, and small and mid-cap markets, in exchange for large capitalization weighted holdings for now. Furthermore, continue to keep all NEW contributions stored in your cash alternative or stable value fund. If you don’t have access to either use the shortest-duration bond fund in your choices.
If you are close to retirement or are concerned about a pickup in volatility, there is nothing wrong with being very underweight equities. It is better to be safe than have to give up dreams of retirement to rebuild lost wealth.