Unlike a fixed-allocation strategy (Buy and Hope), Disciplined Wealth Management’s (DWM) approach is dynamic in nature. Fund selections and asset class exposures are adjusted as market conditions warrant: the result is a diversified model that allocates funds demonstrating greater relative strength and momentum (leaders) while avoiding the weak funds (laggards) that can drain portfolio performance.
DWM begins with an overall market-environment signal which identifies the market as being bullish, neutral or bearish and determines the asset class allocations. Next, it seeks to identify the top performing funds within the investment options available (Equity Style Boxes, Sectors, Internationals, and Bonds), applies a tactical rotation to the strongest groups and avoids the laggards, with the flexibility to change the asset mix as market conditions change. To determine the best funds for investment, DWM uses quantitative analysis of proprietary relative strength to identify leading asset classes, and then ranks all the individual funds within those asset classes. DWM utilizes available funds to create three risk-based portfolios: aggressive, moderate, and conservative (click the Models link at the left for more detailed information). Communication between the two of us (Advisor and Client) and completion of the Investor Profile will determine which portfolio is best suited to you.
While the common wisdom is that investments should be diversified across all asset groups at all times, history has shown that major equity style cycles exist: this presents investment opportunities. By employing relative strength analysis along with risk management, DWM adds value by identifying the leaders and avoiding the laggards.
Disciplined Wealth Management, LLC, (“DWM”) is a registered investment adviser licensed in the State of Colorado. Should you wish to do business with DWM and not reside in Colorado, DWM will need to ensure that it is properly registered prior to working with you. Although DWM believes it’s investment strategy to be sound, there is no assurance that any investment will be profitable and investors may lose money. Additional information is available about the firm’s services in our ADV Part II, which can be requested at no charge by E-mailing Troy.Schield@DWManagement.net