Before the Advice, Check Out the Advisor

Here's a great article from the New York Times highlighting the difference between true advisors (like The Appleton Group) and others in our industry who merely sell products... (click on the image to view article)   [separator style_type="shadow" top_margin="40" bottom_margin="40" sep_color="" icon="" width="" class="" id=""]

By | 2014-10-14T16:09:27+00:00 October 14th, 2014|Opinion|Comments Off on Before the Advice, Check Out the Advisor

Mark Scheffler Presents at Appleton West Rotary

Mark Scheffler presented the keynote at the Appleton West Rotary Club on Friday, September 26, 2013.  His presentation focused on economic sustainability, and how his Foundation for a Sustainable Wisconsin is advancing several initiatives to help our state move toward an economy that is more vibrant, more equitable, and more sustainable. Click below to listen [...]

By | 2014-11-25T12:01:36+00:00 September 26th, 2014|On-Demand Presentations, Opinion|Comments Off on Mark Scheffler Presents at Appleton West Rotary

Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Not So Super Mario

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). kKW2GhhTP7M [separator top="40" bottom="40"]

By | 2014-08-25T09:48:09+00:00 August 25th, 2014|Market and Portfolio Commentary, Opinion|Comments Off on Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Not So Super Mario

Focus on Sustainability – Pt. 5: Sustainability Now

In the final segment of a five-part series on economic sustainability, Mark Scheffler makes his case for why now is the best time to begin to address the issue of sustainability. The Appleton Group recognizes that unlimited economic growth is neither sustainable nor desirable.  We exist in an industry driven by an incorrect assumption that [...]

By | 2014-05-01T12:49:36+00:00 May 1st, 2014|AGWM Research, Market and Portfolio Commentary, Opinion|Comments Off on Focus on Sustainability – Pt. 5: Sustainability Now

Focus on Sustainability – Pt. 4: Ten Encouraging Scenes

In the fourth of a five-part series on economic sustainability, Mark Scheffler describes ten encouraging scenes from a sustainable Wisconsin economy. The Appleton Group recognizes that unlimited economic growth is neither sustainable nor desirable.  We exist in an industry driven by an incorrect assumption that economic growth is the same thing as human growth.  It [...]

By | 2014-04-07T13:20:45+00:00 April 7th, 2014|Opinion|Comments Off on Focus on Sustainability – Pt. 4: Ten Encouraging Scenes

Focus on Sustainability – Pt. 3: A Sustainable Economy

In the third of a five-part series on economic sustainability, Mark Scheffler describes what a sustainable (steady state) economy might look like and some of its key features. The Appleton Group recognizes that unlimited economic growth is neither sustainable nor desirable.  We exist in an industry driven by an incorrect assumption that economic growth is [...]

By | 2014-04-01T14:14:30+00:00 April 1st, 2014|Market and Portfolio Commentary, On-Demand Presentations, Opinion|Comments Off on Focus on Sustainability – Pt. 3: A Sustainable Economy

Focus on Sustainability – Pt. 2: Growth vs. Progress

In the second of a five-part series on economic sustainability, Mark Scheffler lays the foundation for the case against infinite economic expansion in favor of an economic model that focuses instead on human achievement. The Appleton Group recognizes that unlimited economic growth is neither sustainable nor desirable.  We exist in an industry driven by an [...]

By | 2014-03-17T16:01:31+00:00 March 17th, 2014|Opinion|Comments Off on Focus on Sustainability – Pt. 2: Growth vs. Progress

Focus on Sustainability – Pt. 1: Addicted to Growth

In this first of a five-part series on economic sustainability, Mark Scheffler lays the foundation for the case against infinite economic expansion in favor of an economic model that focuses instead on human achievement. The Appleton Group recognizes that unlimited economic growth is neither sustainable nor desirable.  We exist in an industry driven by an [...]

By | 2014-03-10T15:09:04+00:00 March 10th, 2014|Market and Portfolio Commentary, Opinion|Comments Off on Focus on Sustainability – Pt. 1: Addicted to Growth

Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Thanksgiving Edition 2013

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). Wz5IiIP-rbI

By | 2013-11-27T08:45:13+00:00 November 27th, 2013|AGWM Research, Opinion|Comments Off on Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Thanksgiving Edition 2013

Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Thank You, President Rik Warch

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). ELexO9jyxGE

By | 2013-09-16T09:49:26+00:00 September 16th, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off on Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Thank You, President Rik Warch