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Presented in the graphic shown below is the inception-to-date comparative performance of Successful Portfolios’ Low Volatility Investment Strategy (BEC1) and a blended index of 70% Vanguard Total World Stock Index ETF (VT) and 30% Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND). We prepared this presentation using Interactive Brokers Portfolio Analyst.
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