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SEM Presentations:

1st Quarter 2016 Economic Update - March 28, 2016

Portfolio Update: Why did 2016 start off so bad? - January 15, 2016

4th Quarter 2015 Economic Update - December 17, 2015

Portfolio Update: Opportunities Ahead in the Bond Market - December 16, 2015

Portfolio Update: Frustrated with your Investments? - November 13, 2015

Portfolio Update: Are SEM's Programs Still Working? - November 3, 2015

3rd Quarter 2015 Economic Update - October 20, 2015

2nd Quarter 2015 Economic Update - August 21, 2015

1st Quarter 2014 Economic Update - March 28, 2014

4th Quarter 2013 Economic Update - December 13, 2013

2nd Quarter 2013 Economic Update - July 18, 2013

1st Quarter 2013 Economic Update - March 22, 2013

4th Quarter 2012 Economic Update- December 11, 2012

Can the Fed Save the Economy? - September 27, 2012

3rd Quarter 2012 Economic Outlook - July 10, 2012

What can we expect the rest of 2012? - April 19, 2012

What will 2012 look like? - January 9, 2012

Are we headed towards recession? - October 7, 2011

What is happening with the economy? - September 26, 2011

Most Popular Podcasts:

Best of the Blog, 6/1/13 -- Winning the retirement game

Best of the Blog, 4/27/13 -- Our dysfunctional government

Best of the Blog, 4/20/13 -- Market vs. the Economy

Best of the Blog, 4/13/13 -- Is it sundown in America?

Debt, Leverage, & Addiction -- Part 1  Part 2   Part 3  

Best of the Blog, 3/23/13 -- Consequences of Perpetual Bailouts

Best of the Blog, 2/23/13 -- Recency Bias

Best of the Blog, 2/9/13 -- Is the economy causing the outbreak in violence?

Best of the Blog, 2/2/13 -- What are we getting from all this debt?

Sunshine Week, 1/24/13 -- Stuck in your retirement plan

Sunshine Week, 1/23/13 -- The time to buy & hold

Sunshine Week, 1/22/13 -- Keeping things in perspective

Sunshine Week, 1/21/13 -- The Pending Forest Fire

Best of the Blog, 1/12/13 -- Short-term vs. Long-term investing

Sunshine Week, 9/20/12 - Is America going Backward?

Sunshine Week, 9/19/12 - Opportunities in a tough economy

Sunshine Week, 9/18/12 - Is your 401k safe?

Sunshine Week, 9/17/12 - The stealth depression

History of the Fed, 6/19/12

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A good road map to investment success includes three portfolios.

The first is a short-term portfolio for emergency funds or money you will need in one to two years. Risk should be minimal for this portfolio, which tends to experience returns in line with money market performance.

The second tier is a mid-term portfolio for funds you many need in two to five years. These investments should have low or moderate volatility, depending upon your risk tolerance.

The third long-term portfolio is targeted toward investments with the potential to achieve substantial growth at a rate of return that exceeds the impact of taxes and inflation. To achieve real growth, this portfolio tends to be exposed to greater volatility.
To meet the risk and return requirements of each portfolio, Strategic Equity Management offers targeted investment programs using dynamic asset allocation among numerous stock and bond asset classes. These programs are available through taxable and tax-deferred accounts as well as variable annuities.

Before investing, we recommend that you review your financial situation with your financial advisor and together evaluate the description, historical performance and risk level for each Strategic Equity Management program. All investments carry some degree of risk. It should be noted that the possibility for loss exists along with the potential for profit. Also, because markets are influenced by a variety of conditions, future performance based on prior results should not be assumed.

Next, decide which program(s) are suitable for your situation and how they fit into your three portfolios. Remember to preferentially use tax deferred accounts in your long-term portfolio.

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