ACTION POINT

OWN SOME DIVIDEND GROWTH COMPANIES

October 11, 2019
OWN SOME DIVIDEND GROWTH COMPANIES

  • Financially healthy
  • More defensive in nature
  • Provide reliable income
  • Compounding power if dividends reinvested

MORNINGSTAR ANALYST FAVORITES

    Vanguard Dividend Growth Fund

  • Recently reopened to new investors
  • Rated 5-star Gold by Morningstar
  • Same manager since 2006
  • Beaten market with lower volatility

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF

  • Gold Medal Analyst rating by Morningstar
  • Symbol VIG

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REMEMBER TO REBALANCE INTO OUT OF FAVOR SECTORS

September 28, 2019
REMEMBER TO REBALANCE INTO OUT OF FAVOR SECTORS.

  • U.S. growth stocks, mega-caps, in particular, have dominated markets and portfolios for years
  • Their powerful performance means they have outsized positions in indexes and portfolios
  • Out of favor groups like small caps, cyclical stocks, value, and emerging markets have been beaten down and in many cases are selling at the lowest relative values to large-cap growth since the financial crisis
  • Divergence in valuations has created an opportunity not seen in years, to take some profits from overvalued large-cap growth and add to these unpopular and undervalued sectors

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OWN SOME GOLD AS A HEDGE AGAINST MARKET, ECONOMIC AND CURRENCY DECLINES

September 21, 2019
OWN SOME GOLD AS A HEDGE AGAINST MARKET, ECONOMIC AND CURRENCY DECLINES
THE CASE FOR GOLD

  • Protected investors during every bear market but one over the last 50 years
  • Anytime markets were in a bear market, gold prices were rising
  • World economies are slowing
  • Central banks are stimulating
  • Corporate and government debt at record levels

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LOOK INTO SOME BASIC HEDGING STRATEGIES TO CUSHION YOU FROM MARKET DECLINES

September 13, 2019
LOOK INTO SOME BASIC HEDGING STRATEGIES TO CUSHION YOU FROM MARKET DECLINES:

  • Market Neutral Funds
  • – Vanguard Market Neutral fund, Morningstar Silver Medalist
  • Cash & Cash Equivalents including U.S. Treasury Bills
  • Gold
  • Non-Correlated to Stock Market
  • Provide Protection when markets get hit

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KNOW WHAT YOUR SPECIFIC SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS ARE

August 9, 2019
KNOW WHAT YOUR SPECIFIC SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS ARE

  • They are valuable
  • Your individual circumstances matter
  • Some Benefits Expiring:
  • – If you were born on or before January 1, 1954, you can claim spousal benefits if you are married or an eligible divorced spouse
  • – If you are a widow or widower you are entitled to survivor benefits
  • – Might be eligible even if divorced
  • – Go to ssa.gov for information on your individual circumstances
  • – Read Mary Beth Franklin’s annually updated ebook Maximizing Social Security Retirement Benefits

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