Spartan Planning Group has a wide variety of core investment models to help each client achieve his or her specific financial goals. These models range from more conservative to more aggressive growth oriented (or equity focused) portfolios. They also range from more strategic to more tactical in nature depending again on the client’s individual needs, goals, and objectives among other things. These questions will allow us to better understand your expectations, tendencies, and preferences.
Strategic strategies are, unless otherwise specified, broadly diversified across an array of asset types in order to have a mix of instruments that can benefit in a variety of market and economic conditions. The allocations within each asset class are held relatively stable over time through regular rebalancing. The goal of rebalancing is to avoid any one class dominating the portfolio for prolonged periods.
- Historically tracks more closely to the appropriate comparable market (i.e. stock market
- Tends to experience greater drawdowns in poor market conditions
Tactical strategies are also usually broadly diversified for the same reasons as Strategic strategies. However unlike Strategic, the allocations to each asset class will be periodically adjusted according to predefined rules in an attempt to take advantage of, or avoid, certain market conditions. The goal is to overweight better performing assets and underweight worse performers.
-Historically tracks less closely to the market (e.g. Dow Jones Index)
-Tends to have lower drawdowns of capital in poor market conditions