BWA Moderate Aggressive portfolio
The BWA Moderate Aggressive portfolio has a normal range of equities between 60% and 80%.
Moderate Aggressive: Risk Number 54-76 – Target 65 *with temporary (1-2 quarters) flexibility +/- 5 to 10.
BWA Moderate Aggressive - reallocation of funds May/June 2021. Our portfolio continues to be: Overweight.
BWA Moderate Aggressive Portfolio rebalance from Neutral to Overweight - March 2021.
Our Most recent Allocations, Risk Numbers and Reports:
June 2019 updates: Risk Number = 59
March 2019 updates: Risk Number = 65
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. The prices of small and mid-cap stocks are generally more volatile than large cap stocks 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. Bond yields are subject to change. Certain call or special redemption features may exist which could impact yield.
Compliance Approval 1-815761 1/29/2019
November 2018 updates: Risk Number = 54
We replaced the Delaware Emerging Markets fund with American Funds New Perspective fund. Rationale was that going to a world fund vs emerging markets due to tariff issues which should lower emerging markets returns over next few yrs. World gives lower exposure to emerging markets with the ability to increase when fund manager feels timing is right.
Moderately Aggressive Model - we added an allocation to a couple of traditionally strong US equity sectors by purchasing Fidelity Advisor Health Care (symbol FHCIX) and Fidelity MSCI Financials ETF (symbol FNCL). We also increased our existing international equity holding in John Hancock Funds International Growth (symbol GOGIX) which was a strong performer throughout our previous models. Due to high investor demand this fund is now closed to new investors but because of our existing allocation to this fund we are able to increase our position.
With our bond allocation we lowered our exposure to global bonds as we had overweighted this sector in our previous models without enough reward to justify our excess allocation. We also lowered our overall bond duration by adding bank loans through the purchase of Eaton Vance Floating Rate (symbol EIFAX). This is a sector that traditionally has held up well in a rising interest rate environment and provides us some additional diversification in a challenging bond landscape.
Moderate Aggressive model changes May 2018 *Click here to listen ~1minute*