Roanoke, VA — August 10, 2020. Beacon Wealth Consultants, Inc. is pleased to announce that their LightPoint™ Portfolios MF/ETF Aggressive strategy has earned an Overall Morningstar™ Rating of 4 stars out of 109 separate accounts in the Asset Allocation – 85%+ Equity category for the period ending June 30, 2020.
The LightPoint™ Aggressive MF/ETF strategy seeks very aggressive growth by investing primarily in mutual funds, exchange traded products and closed-end funds.
Reflecting on this news CEO Rick Laymon notes, “This Morningstar™ rating validates what we have known and demonstrated over 20 years of managing Biblically Responsible Investing portfolios — you don’t necessarily have to sacrifice quality performance in order to honor your faith values with your investing.”
As part of a rigorous Biblically Responsible Investing process, the investment managers selected for inclusion in the LightPoint™ Portfolios are diligently screened in an effort to exclude equity ownership of companies that are engaged in business practices and philanthropic activities and/or activism that run counter to traditional Judeo-Christian principles on a best efforts basis given the complexity of monitoring individual securities within a mutual fund or ETF. Specifically, these are companies involved in the abortion and pornography industries; companies that are the most aggressive advocates of anti-family lifestyles and causes; companies primarily engaged in predatory lending; companies with significant human rights violations; and companies that promote and exploit human addiction: alcohol, gambling and tobacco stocks for whom this is a primary business activity.
Alternatively, the LightPoint™ Portfolios seek to identify attractive investment opportunities in Shining Light Companies, which are defined as those exemplary companies that live out the Golden Rule in their varied business practices; demonstrate strong servant leadership and corporate governance; and create compelling value through the products and services they offer.
The LightPoint Portfolios are managed and distributed by Beacon Wealth Consultants, Inc., a Registered Investment Adviser under the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information, please contact us at (540) 345-3891 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Past performance is not indicative of future results.
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The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for separate accounts with at least a three-year history. It is calculated based on a Morningstar™ Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product’s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The Morningstar™ Rating does not include any adjustment for sales loads. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar™ Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/ 20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.