Appleton Group offers a wide variety of portfolio strategies powered by clearTREND® Research. Each portfolio targets either multiple market segments or specific parts of the market, including specific world regions, U.S. sectors, commodities, and even Wisconsin-based corporations. Each is managed by our staff of expert portfolio managers.
The Appleton Group PLUS Composite, Tax Managed Growth Composite, and Appleton Group Composite serve are our firm’s core investment lineup. These managed portfolios use The Appleton Group Wealth Management Discipline™ only, and are typically used for 50 – 100% of an investor’s portfolio.
Each portfolio is fully diversified using a variety of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), and are managed using our firm’s proprietary trend-following discipline. Each portfolio has an extensive history of measurable performance through both cooperative and uncooperative market environments.
Certainly our firm’s most cleverly named offerings, these portfolios offer investors risk-managed exposure to the commodities markets. Each invests extensively in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that offer exposure to commodity-focused companies, commodity futures, or direct investment in a specific commodity. Appleton Group Commodities from HeavenTM targets commodities generally found above ground, while Appleton Group Commodities from HellTM targets commodities generally found below ground.
Appleton Group Commodities from Heaven Portfolio
Appleton Group Commodities from Hell Portfolio
The Appleton Group Managed Income Portfolio which was launched in mid-2012, has already garnered interest from our existing clientele seeking exposure to higher dividend-paying segments of the fixed income market. This portfolio invests in fixed income ETFs with exposure to U.S. treasuries, preferred stocks, convertible bonds, emerging market debt, intermediate term corporate bonds and high yield (junk) bonds.
These portfolios invest in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) representing specific countries in various regions around the globe.
Appleton Group Asia Portfolio
Appleton Group Europe Portfolio
Appleton Group Americas (Ex. U.S.) Portfolio
Investing exclusively in the United States, this focused portfolio will select expanding sectors of our home economy. Candidates will include energy, telecommunications, technology, real estate, retail, healthcare, financial services and many more.
Appleton Group U.S. Sectors Portfolio
This portfolio breaks new ground for our firm, as it represents our first individual stock portfolio. It will choose approximately 10 stocks from among the 50 largest publicly traded companies in Wisconsin, and will focus on those securities demonstrating the most advantageous price trends. Candidates include companies such as Johnson Controls, Associated Bancorp, Oshkosh Corp., Plexus, Harley Davidson, Briggs & Stratton, Bemis, Kohl’s, Marcus Corp., Manitowoc Corporation, and others.
Appleton Group Wisconsin Select Portfolio
Note: Portfolio Minimums Apply
Knowing in advance what to expect through both cooperative and uncooperative markets is immensely valuable to informed investors. Much in the way other new products are brought to market, The Appleton Group Wealth Management Discipline™ has been put through its paces through a number of positive, negative and flat markets, ranging from January 1, 2000 through December 31, 2005. For this period of time, Appleton Group Wealth Management has compiled complete performance and risk statistics in a model portfolio format. This format differs from GIPS compliant performance statistics in that it does not represent actual client performance; rather, it represents performance for The Appleton Group Wealth Management Discipline, strictly implemented during this period of time. This is immensely valuable to the informed investor, as it offers an objective, time-tested and complete history which can help determine the most optimal way to utilize The Appleton Group Wealth Management Discipline™ in your investment portfolio.