During the second quarter of 2009, the TEA Model reached a trigger point that resulted in a shift away from domestic stocks and toward international stocks. This trigger point results from a confirmation of a change in both market-based and fundamental indicators. In this case, both indicators rotated in favor of international stocks, triggering the shift. Previously, the most recent reallocation occurred during the third quarter of 2008 when the model shifted from international to domestic stocks.
Asset Allocation Shift Overview
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