As of 12.31.17. All data are total returns, except for that of all recommended stocks, which exclude dividends. Data for periods greater than one year are annualized. The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index is a price-weighted average of 30 actively traded blue-chip stocks, primarily industrial, including stocks that trade on the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. The Russell 3000 Index measures the performance of the largest 3,000 US companies and represents approximately 98% of the investable US equity market. The Russell 3000 Value Index measures the performance of those Russell 3000 Index companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth values. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Stock Index (S&P 500) is an unmanaged index of 500 stocks that is generally representative of the performance of larger companies in the U.S. 1 The Russell 3000 Index lacks sufficient history to match that of Al Frank’s TPS Portfolio. We therefore have shown the S&P 500 Index for comparison purposes. It is not possible to invest directly in an index. SOURCE: Al Frank using data from Bloomberg.
TPS Portfolio is Al Frank’s actual investment portfolio. Though not presently leveraged, it has been so in the past. Buckingham Portfolio is John Buckingham’s actual investment portfolio. Though not presently leveraged, it has been so in the past. Millennium Portfolio is unleveraged and hypothetical. PruFolio is unleveraged and hypothetical.
All portfolio returns are calculated on a total return basis and reflect the reinvestment of dividends, if any, margin leverage and margin interest charges, trading costs and subscription costs. There are inherent limitations with in hypothetical or model portfolio results as the securities are not actually purchased or sold. They may not reflect the impact, if any, of material market conditions which could have has an impact on AFAM’s decision making if the hypothetical portfolios were real. Hypothetical performance is shown for illustrative purposes only and should not be interpreted as an indication of performance of any AFAM portfolio. The use of leverage magnifies gains and losses and increases risk to a portfolio.
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