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Our Process

At Main Street Wealth Advisors, we focus on tactically active portfolio management using Nasdaq Dorsey Wright research and comprehensive financial planning using LPL Financial’s WealthVisionSM platform. We pursue returns in your portfolio that are in line with your investment objectives while working diligently to reduce the risk in your portfolio. In today's global economic environment, we believe it is imperative to have the ability to quickly adjust to changing economic conditions. It's as true for financial and investment matters as it is for life in general: planning for the future helps you focus on where you're headed and feel confident in where you stand in relation to your goals and intentions. Main Street Wealth Advisors has built a premier investment practice around a deep respect for planning. Our comprehensive financial planning can provide strategies that are customized to your objectives and capable of addressing a wide range of circumstances and concerns. We partner with you to put you in a better position to pursue your financial goals and aspirations. Our planning process will help you:

• Understand your finances from a holistic point of view.
• Create integrated strategies that take all of your financial activities into account.
• Identify long-term goals and the steps needed to pursue them.
• Track your progress and make adjustments as you experience life events.

We’ll then use the WealthVisionSM platform to integrate your financial plan into a robust personal financial website. Its powerful engine can generate comprehensive financial planning analytics - calculating cash flow projections, modeling “what-if” scenarios, and generating alerts when adjustments may need to be made. You’ll have access to budget tools, reports, educational materials, and storage for personal documents in one convenient and secure location.

Our commitment to helping you plan effectively, invest wisely and map a realistic financial course to your future years is at the heart of our process. By blending the human dimension of personal goal-setting with innovative technology, our process goes way beyond simply aiming for a dollar amount or trying to match a performance benchmark. The WealthVisionSM platform offers us the tools and technology needed to discuss your life expectations, decide on an appropriate investment strategy, track your progress and re-sync, or rethink, your approach whenever necessary. Please see our WealthVisionSM brochure for more information about the platform.

The Way We Invest

Our Tactical Tilt strategies are designed to be an adaptive way to help address risk for investors. Each strategy has the primary objective of pivoting between pursuing wealth accumulation strategies (i.e. offense or seeking to maximize gains in the strategy) and wealth preservation strategies (i.e. defense or seeking to reduce the risk in the strategy) in a timely fashion. The methodology used is rules-based and designed to follow the strongest sector and asset class trends within a broad array of investment options. The research we use employs a relative strength-based ranking process for each major asset class and each major investment sector within them. The rankings are then used to help our Advisors construct and manage multi-asset class strategies tilting toward the strongest of asset classes, but doing so within the guidelines of basic strategic investment boundaries. By utilizing exchange traded funds (ETFs), mutual funds, and other select equity positions, your portfolio may consist of six broad asset classes: Cash, Fixed Income, Domestic Equities, International Equities, Commodities, and Currencies. In this manner, we believe Nasdaq Dorsey
Wright's Tactical Tilt methodology can be used within our strategy in seeking to capture powerful investment trends yet help mitigate the impact of a bear market in stocks, or a rising trend in interest rates, along the way. Following is the investment objective of the Tactical Tilt methodology:

• Seeks wealth accumulation during positive performance trends for an asset class through overweighting of offensive options.
• Seeks wealth preservation in high risk market environments through overweighting of defensive asset classes.
• Sector rotation within each major asset class is designed to exploit leadership trends and help mitigate laggard exposure.
• Pursues long-term investment returns in excess of strategic asset allocation programs through timely tactical tilts between offense and defense over time.

At Main Street Wealth Advisors, we focus on the use of Relative Strength because we are comfortable with the many ways in which it has been tested and applied as a successful return factor for portfolio managers. Past performance is not a guarantee of future investment results; however, we believe using research conducted by the likes of James O'Shaughnessy is helpful in establishing credibility for the process. O'Shaughnessy gained access to the Compustat database and tested everything that had been purported to work (market capitalization, P/E ratios, price-to-book ratios, price-to-cash flow ratios, price-to-sales ratios, dividend yields, earnings per share, profit margins, return on equity and relative strength) over a long period from 1951 to 1996. He tested them independently and in conjunction with other variables. In summary, he found that there was only one factor included in all of the top 10 performing strategies over time and that factor was Relative Strength. In addition, he pointed out that the worst strategy he tested was the anti-relative strength strategy of bottom fishing (or buying the stocks with the worst trailing performance).

Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor. Member FINRA/SIPC. There is no assurance that the techniques and strategies discussed are suitable for all investors or will yield positive outcomes. Investing involves risks including possible loss of principal. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Technical analysis is based on the study of historical price movements and past trend patterns. There is no assurance that these movements or trends can or will be duplicated in the future. Nasdaq Dorsey Wright developed the indicators described in this report. They have been prepared without regard to any particular investor’s investment objectives, financial situation and needs. Accordingly, investors should not act on any recommendation (express or implied) or information in this report without obtaining specific advice from their Financial Advisors and should not rely on information herein as the primary basis for their investment decisions.