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Conservative PORTFOLIO HOLDINGS

Below are the mutual funds currently in the Conservative Powerfund Portfolio along with the target allocation percentage for each. If you are following this portfolio and you have, say, $50,000 to invest, and a given fund has a 10% target allocation, you would put $5,000 into that fund. You'll also find summary performance statistics showing how each individual fund, and the portfolio as a whole, has performed.

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HOLDING #1 - Global: ADDED 08/15/2013

Artisan Global Equity (ARTHX)

SHARES
341.303
LATEST CLOSE
15.93 (+0.23)
Real $
$5,436.96
Real $ %
6.01%
1-DAY RET.
1.46%
1-Mo. Ret.
0.38%
3-Mo. Ret.
-3.57%
1-Yr. Ret.
-1.05%
Held Ret.
12.74%
IMPORTANT NOTE: This fund ain't cheap with a 1.50% expense ratio, but while assets are low it should continue to outperform.
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HOLDING #2 - High Yield Bond: ADDED 01/07/2016

Artisan High Income Fund (ARTFX)

SHARES
602.096
LATEST CLOSE
9.84 (+0.02)
Real $
$5,924.62
Real $ %
6.55%
1-DAY RET.
0.2%
1-Mo. Ret.
0.67%
3-Mo. Ret.
1.62%
1-Yr. Ret.
NA
Held Ret.
14.6%
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HOLDING #3 - Long/Short: ADDED 01/07/2016

ETRACS 1xMonthly Short Alerian MLP (MLPS)

SHARES
214.000
LATEST CLOSE
12.26 (0.00)
Real $
$2,624.07
Real $ %
2.9%
1-DAY RET.
0.00%
1-Mo. Ret.
-4.87%
3-Mo. Ret.
3.65%
1-Yr. Ret.
NA
Held Ret.
-23.89%
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HOLDING #4 - Large Cap Value: ADDED 01/07/2016

Homestead Value (HOVLX)

SHARES
118.082
LATEST CLOSE
52.07 (+0.55)
Real $
$6,148.53
Real $ %
6.8%
1-DAY RET.
1.07%
1-Mo. Ret.
6.99%
3-Mo. Ret.
4.22%
1-Yr. Ret.
NA
Held Ret.
18.93%
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HOLDING #5 - Alternative: ADDED 01/07/2016

iShares Mortgage REIT (REM)

SHARES
122.000
LATEST CLOSE
43.33 (+0.4)
Real $
$5,286.26
Real $ %
5.85%
1-DAY RET.
0.93%
1-Mo. Ret.
3.12%
3-Mo. Ret.
1.81%
1-Yr. Ret.
NA
Held Ret.
22.62%
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HOLDING #6 - Foreign Bond: ADDED 03/16/2015

SPDR Barclays Intl. Treasury (BWX)

SHARES
670.000
LATEST CLOSE
26.38 (+0.13)
Real $
$17,674.60
Real $ %
19.55%
1-DAY RET.
0.5%
1-Mo. Ret.
-5.18%
3-Mo. Ret.
-8.59%
1-Yr. Ret.
2.47%
Held Ret.
1.56%
IMPORTANT NOTE: We are intentionally adding foreign currency risk here; do not consider a high-yield (low credit grade), a dollar-hedged foreign, or an emerging markets bond fund if BWX isn't available to you. BWX is pricey for an index fund (0.50%) but is NTF at TD Ameritrade and trades with more volume than iShares International Treasury Bond (IGOV), the closest cheaper (.35%) alternative. Investors buying larger positions ($25k+) should consider (IGOV) with a limit order. Non-ETF alternative: American Century International Bond (BEGBX) - NTF and 0.80% expense ratio.
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HOLDING #7 - Europe: ADDED 06/30/2010

Vanguard European ETF (VGK)

SHARES
149.083
LATEST CLOSE
47.75 (+0.64)
Real $
$7,118.71
Real $ %
7.87%
1-DAY RET.
1.36%
1-Mo. Ret.
2.12%
3-Mo. Ret.
-3.84%
1-Yr. Ret.
-2.01%
Held Ret.
53.62%
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HOLDING #8 - Government Bond: ADDED 09/19/2011

Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury (EDV)

SHARES
36.972
LATEST CLOSE
113.93 (+1.32)
Real $
$4,212.22
Real $ %
4.66%
1-DAY RET.
1.17%
1-Mo. Ret.
-10.57%
3-Mo. Ret.
-16.84%
1-Yr. Ret.
0.83%
Held Ret.
30%
IMPORTANT NOTE: The longest duration and lowest credit risk fund you can buy because it is made up of zero-coupon government debt. This fund is here primarily because in a bad recession, one in which interest rates plummet and defaults rise (and stocks fall), EDV can go up 50% or more, and yet is a viable low-cost longer-term holding.
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HOLDING #9 - Government Bond: ADDED 09/19/2011

Vanguard Long-Term Bond Index ETF (BLV)

SHARES
200.929
LATEST CLOSE
89.31 (+0.69)
Real $
$17,944.97
Real $ %
19.85%
1-DAY RET.
0.78%
1-Mo. Ret.
-5.54%
3-Mo. Ret.
-8.49%
1-Yr. Ret.
4.93%
Held Ret.
26.42%
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HOLDING #10 - Mortgage Bond: ADDED 09/26/2014

Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities (VMBS)

SHARES
230.990
LATEST CLOSE
52.66 (+0.06)
Real $
$12,163.93
Real $ %
13.45%
1-DAY RET.
0.11%
1-Mo. Ret.
-1.82%
3-Mo. Ret.
-1.82%
1-Yr. Ret.
1.13%
Held Ret.
4.67%
IMPORTANT NOTE: This fund is also available as a super cheap (0.12% expense ratio - just like the ETF) admiral class open-end fund: Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities Index Fund Admiral Shares (VMBSX), with a $10k minimum. For those that can make the $50k minimum, Vanguard GNMA Fund Admiral Shares (VFIJX) is a slightly more volatile (higher duration/higher yield) choice. Vanguard GNMA Fund Investor Shares (VFIIX) is a good $3k minimum alternative.
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HOLDING #11 - Utilities: ADDED 01/07/2016

Vanguard Utilities (VPU)

SHARES
56.251
LATEST CLOSE
104.45 (+1.42)
Real $
$5,875.42
Real $ %
6.5%
1-DAY RET.
1.38%
1-Mo. Ret.
-1.93%
3-Mo. Ret.
-4.21%
1-Yr. Ret.
NA
Held Ret.
14.31%
Portfolio Performance Totals:
1-DAY
0.74%
1-Mo.
-2.39%
3-Mo.
-4.85%
1-Yr.
3.36%
3-Yr.
13.86%
5-Yr.
36.37%
10-Yr.
75.75%
INCEPT.
156.27%

TOTAL PORTFOLIO VALUE: $90,412.93*

*This figure includes a cash position of $2.64.
Portfolio inception date 03/31/2002.
Data on this page as of 12/07/2016.
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