Composite Personal Strategy®
& comparable benchmark returns

Type1 Year Annualized3 Year Annualized5 Year Annualized10 Year AnnualizedSince Inception Annualized 
FULL GROWTH (1)i 
Composite Personal Strategy16.2%4.1%8.7%7.5%10.1% 
Comparative Benchmark20.4%6.1%10.1%8.1%10.1% 
GROWTH (3)ii 
Composite Personal Strategy14.6%3.7%8.0%6.7%9.0% 
Comparative Benchmark17.8%4.9%8.9%7.2%9.0% 
BALANCED GROWTH PLUS (5)iii 
Composite Personal Strategy12.7%3.1%7.0%5.9%7.3% 
Comparative Benchmark14.9%3.6%7.5%6.1%7.2% 
BALANCED (7)iv 
Composite Personal Strategy10.6%2.4%5.9%4.9%6.0% 
Comparative Benchmark12.0%2.3%6.0%5.1%5.9% 
BALANCED STABILITY TILT (8)v 
Composite Personal Strategy9.1%1.9%5.1%4.2%5.1% 
Comparative Benchmark9.8%1.3%4.8%4.2%4.9% 

All annualized figures reported as of 12/31/2023

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Past performance is not a guarantee of future return, nor is it necessarily indicative of future performance. All investments involve risk, including the potential for loss of principal. Performance is shown net of fees and reflects the reinvestment of interest and dividends. Accounts in the composite are billed on a tiered fee schedule and larger accounts generally pay a lower overall fee rate than other accounts. Employee and other affiliated accounts, which are generally charged a reduced fee, are included in the composites. Personal Strategies generally employ investments in an array of individual securities and ETFs representing domestic equities, international equities, fixed income and alternative investments such as real estate and commodities. ETF-only and socially responsible strategies were not considered in performance calculations.

In 2012, only accounts trading for the full year were included in performance calculations. Beginning 2013 for both composite personal strategies and comparative benchmarks, returns were derived by linking respective quarterly returns. For each composite personal strategy, only accounts trading for an entire quarter were included. Prior to 2019, accounts with greater than ten percent individual custom restrictions resulting in greater than two percent difference in performance results were not included in composites. From Q1 2019 through Q1 2021, all portfolios deviating more than two percent from the median composite return, in either direction, were excluded. Starting Q2 2021, for strategies with greater than one hundred portfolios, all those deviating more than ten percent from the median composite return, in either direction, were excluded. For those strategies with less than one hundred portfolios, the two percent deviation threshold continues to be used. Individual account performance will vary depending upon the amount of assets under management and the timing of any additions and withdrawals and may be higher or lower than the performance depicted. Figures reported are time-weighted returns.

Each comparative benchmark is a mix of total return for a portfolio of exchange traded funds intended to represent a blend of five major asset classes: US Equities, International Equities, US Bonds, International Bonds and Alternatives. Asset allocations of the comparative benchmarks are similar to respective Personal Strategies and serve as a reasonable benchmark for a basic long-term diversified approach with a similar risk level. All Personal Strategy returns are net of fees. The respective blended benchmark allocations, individual strategy assignment, and associated rebalancing are characteristics of a professionally managed portfolio. As such, a hypothetical quarterly fee of 0.2075% was deducted from all comparative benchmark returns except those used for Tactical America which is a single asset class. This fee represents the average of all Personal Capital clients as of 6/30/2017.

[i] Inception Date: 9/30/2011. Representative Benchmark: 57.3% US Equities (VTI), 28.7% International Equities (VEU), 3.4% US Bonds (AGG), 0.6% International Bonds (IGOV), 10.0% Alternatives (equal split VNQ/IAU/DBC)
[ii] Inception Date: 9/30/2011. Representative Benchmark: 50.0% US Equities (VTI), 25.0% International Equities (VEU), 12.7% US Bonds (AGG), 2.3% International Bonds (IGOV), 10.0% Alternatives (equal split VNQ/IAU/DBC)
[iii] Inception Date: 12/31/2011. Representative Benchmark: 41.7% US Equities (VTI), 20.8% International Equities (VEU), 23.4% US Bonds (AGG), 4.1% International Bonds (IGOV), 10.0% Alternatives (equal split VNQ/IAU/DBC)
[iv] Inception Date: 12/31/2011.Representative Benchmark: 33.3% US Equities (VTI), 16.7% International Equities (VEU), 34.0% US Bonds (AGG), 6.0% International Bonds (IGOV), 10.0% Alternatives (equal split VNQ/IAU/DBC)
[v] Inception Date: 12/31/2011. Representative Benchmark: 26.7% US Equities (VTI), 13.3% International Equities (VEU), 42.5% US Bonds (AGG), 7.5% International Bonds (IGOV), 10.0% Alternatives (equal split VNQ/IAU/DBC)

VTI - Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF - The investment seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the capitalization weighted investment return of the overall US stock market.
VEU - Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF - The investment seeks to track the performance of the FTSE All-World ex US Index, which measures the investment return of stocks of companies located in developed and emerging markets outside of the United States.
AGG - iShares Core Total US Bond Market ETF - The investment seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index (the underlying index).
IGOV - iShares S&P/Citigroup Intl Trsry Bond - The Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance, of the S&P/Citigroup International Treasury Bond Index Ex US (the Index).
VNQ – Vanguard REIT - The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the MSCI U.S. REIT Index.
IAU – iShares Gold Trust – The trust seeks to reflect generally the performance of the price of gold.
DBC – Powershares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund - The Fund is based on the DBIQ Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Index Excess Return Index. The Fund invests in sectors, such as light sweet crude oil (WTI), heating oil, natural gas, Brent crude, gold, silver, aluminum, zinc, copper grade A, corn, wheat, soybeans and sugar.

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