About Mark Scheffler

Mark’s commitment to objective, independent wealth management led him to establish The Appleton Group LLC in April of 2002. With over 19 years of experience in the financial services industry, Mark serves as portfolio manager for our private client group, and co-manages all assets held in our suite of portfolio offerings. His responsibilities include risk analysis, asset allocation, market research, and institutional client development. Mark also serves as both Principal and CEO of The Appleton Group LLC. He earned his Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) designation in 2016

Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Lifestage Investment Guide

Another solid year is forming, as all managed portfolios have come a long way since the Spring.  View updates on recent investment-related expense reductions results, and get a quick introduction to our NEW Lifestage Investment Guide. Mark Scheffler, AIF®, hosts this Three Minute Trend Talk™, highlighting current investment and economic issues, clearTREND™ recommendations for the [...]

By | 2016-11-15T11:26:09+00:00 August 9th, 2016|Client|Comments Off on Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Lifestage Investment Guide

Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Looking Up

Things are looking up as markets have moved solidly higher off of the end-of-June "Brexit" lows.  Interest rates continue to plunge, and additional stimulus gets most of the credit. Mark Scheffler, AIF®, hosts this Three Minute Trend Talk™, highlighting current investment and economic issues, clearTREND™ recommendations for the exchange traded funds (ETFs) used in all [...]

By | 2016-11-15T11:26:13+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Advisor, Ameriprise, Client, Market and Portfolio Commentary|Comments Off on Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Looking Up

Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Keep a Stiff Upper Lip

With British leaders calling for investors to "keep a stiff upper lip," extraordinary volatility has accelerated the change in trend for international investments, as well as some growth investments here in the U.S. Mark Scheffler, AIF®, hosts this Three Minute Trend Talk™, highlighting current investment and economic issues, clearTREND™ recommendations for the exchange traded funds [...]

By | 2016-11-15T11:26:16+00:00 June 27th, 2016|Advisor, Ameriprise, Client, Market and Portfolio Commentary|Comments Off on Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Keep a Stiff Upper Lip

Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Brexit, Stage Right

Calm seas have given way to increased volatility over Britain's vote to leave the European Union.  Mark Scheffler hosts this Three Minute Trend Talk™, highlighting current investment and economic issues, clearTREND™ recommendations for the exchange traded funds (ETFs) used in all Appleton Group managed portfolios, global investment trends, and more (select 1080p HD for best [...]

By | 2016-11-15T11:26:19+00:00 June 24th, 2016|Advisor, Client, Market and Portfolio Commentary|Comments Off on Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Brexit, Stage Right

Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Calm Seas

Calm seas in the markets recently, which presents a good opportunity to make sure you're properly positioned going forward.  Mark Scheffler hosts this Three Minute Trend Talk™, highlighting current investment and economic issues, clearTREND™ recommendations for the exchange traded funds (ETFs) used in all Appleton Group managed portfolios, global investment trends, and more (select 1080p [...]

By | 2016-11-15T11:26:23+00:00 June 7th, 2016|Advisor, Ameriprise, Client, Market and Portfolio Commentary|Comments Off on Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Calm Seas

Archive – WI Select – Investment Managers’ Q2-2016 Update

  Please join us for a brief conference call this Thursday at 9:30 AM as we update you on the progress of the Wisconsin Select 401(k) Program.  We've got some very exciting news to share with you about several large opportunities we've been working on, upcoming proposals, advisor outreach, and a quick discussion [...]

By | 2016-11-15T11:26:29+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Events, WISelectIM|Comments Off on Archive – WI Select – Investment Managers’ Q2-2016 Update

Three Minute Trend Talk™ – While We Wait

Sometimes, investing can be a lot like fishing.  See how as Mark Scheffler hosts this Three Minute Trend Talk™, highlighting current investment and economic issues, clearTREND™ recommendations for the exchange traded funds (ETFs) used in all Appleton Group managed portfolios, global investment trends, and more (select 1080p HD for best resolution, 720p HD for slower [...]

By | 2016-11-15T11:26:32+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Advisor, Ameriprise, Client, Market and Portfolio Commentary|Comments Off on Three Minute Trend Talk™ – While We Wait

Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Nice Catch

Mark Scheffler hosts this Three Minute Trend Talk™, highlighting current investment and economic issues, clearTREND™ recommendations for the exchange traded funds (ETFs) used in all Appleton Group managed portfolios, global investment trends, and more (select 1080p HD for best resolution, 720p HD for slower connections). jwHOt-ZYVes

By | 2016-11-15T11:26:35+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Advisor, Ameriprise, Client, Market and Portfolio Commentary|Comments Off on Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Nice Catch

Three Minute Trend Talk™ – A Ruler is a Ruler

Mark Scheffler hosts this Three Minute Trend Talk™, highlighting current investment and economic issues, clearTREND™ recommendations for the exchange traded funds (ETFs) used in all Appleton Group managed portfolios, global investment trends, and more (select 1080p HD for best resolution, 720p HD for slower connections). eNpTrQRs21M

By | 2016-11-15T11:26:38+00:00 April 5th, 2016|Advisor, Ameriprise, Client, Market and Portfolio Commentary, Trend-Following|Comments Off on Three Minute Trend Talk™ – A Ruler is a Ruler

Three Minute Trend Talk™ – The Bull Bites Back

Mark Scheffler hosts this Three Minute Trend Talk™, highlighting current investment and economic issues, clearTREND™ recommendations for the exchange traded funds (ETFs) used in all Appleton Group managed portfolios, global investment trends, and more (select 1080p HD for best resolution, 720p HD for slower connections). esBtBiXAXHI

By | 2016-11-15T11:26:42+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Advisor, Ameriprise, Client, Market and Portfolio Commentary|Comments Off on Three Minute Trend Talk™ – The Bull Bites Back