For our clients with Strategic Asset Management (SAM) accounts where we manage with full discretion, depending on your individual situation, objectives and type of accounts, we expect to hold slightly higher cash positions. We will deploy excess cash positions opportunistically as we evaluate both volatility and value. In short, we will remain tactical in a market we expect to be volatile.
For our clients who hold brokerage accounts, if you are interested in a similar fee-based strategy, please contact your advisor.
If you are not yet a client and are interested in learning more about our services, please contact Milo Reyes at 949.660.8777, extension 129, or Ramilo.Reyes@lpl.com to schedule an appointment.
The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. All performance referenced is historical and is no guarantee of future results. All indices are unmanaged and may not be invested into directly. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index is a capitalization-weighted index of 500 stocks designed to measure performance of the broad domestic economy. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index consists of 23 countries representing 10% of world market capitalization. The Index is available for a number of regions, market segments/sizes and covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in each of the 23 countries.
The economic forecasts set forth in the presentation may not develop as predicted and there can be no guarantee that strategies promoted will be successful. All investing involves risk including potential loss of principal. 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 payment of dividends is not guaranteed. Companies may reduce or eliminate the payment of dividends at any given time. Because of their narrow focus, sector investing will be subject to greater volatility than investing more broadly across many sectors and companies.
Bonds are subject to market and interest rate risk if sold prior to maturity. Bond values will decline as interest rates rise and bonds are subject to availability and change in price. Government bonds and Treasury bills are guaranteed by the US government as to the timely payment of principal and interest and, if held to maturity, offer a fixed rate of return and fixed principal value. International investing involves special risks such as currency fluctuation and political instability and may not be suitable for all investors. These risks are often heightened for investments in emerging markets.
 Most of the blame goes to energy sector.
 P/E is short for the ratio of the S&P 500 Index level to its trailing twelve month per-share earnings. As the name implies, to calculate the P/E, you simply take the current index level and divide by its earnings per share (EPS).
It is important to keep a look-out for changes in market sentiment, statements from the Federal Reserve (Fed), and the outcome of the US Presidential Election.
 We talked about US Stability Premium in our October 2014, January 2015, and October 2015 newsletters
 Since 2008, the aggregate dividend yield on the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 2.61%, according to Bloomberg data.
 The critical yield is the investment growth rate required in income drawdown to provide and maintain an income equal to that obtainable under an annuity.
 According to THE JOURNAL OF RETIREMENT Summer 2014, The Public Pension Quadrilemma: The Intersection of Investment
 Source: Global Pension Assets Study 2016 by Willis Towers Watson