Risk Management: Eliminating the Guesswork
Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against loss in declining markets.
A Note about Risk: The value of investments in equity securities will fluctuate in response to general economic conditions and to changes in the prospects of particular companies and/or sectors in the economy.
The foreign securities generally pose greater risks than domestic securities, including greater price fluctuations and higher transaction costs. Foreign investments also may be affected by changes in currency rates or currency controls. With respect to certain foreign countries, there is a possibility of nationalization, expropriation or confiscatory taxation, imposition of withholding or other taxes, and political or social instability that could affect investments in those countries. These risks can be greater in the case of emerging country securities. A company’s dividend payments may vary over time, and there is no guarantee that a company will pay a dividend at all. Small cap company stocks tend to be more volatile and can be less liquid than large cap company stocks. Small and Mid-cap companies may be less able to weather economic shifts or other adverse developments than larger, more established companies and may have less experienced management and unproven track records. Small and Mid-cap companies may rely on limited product lines, may have more limited financial resources, and may be more susceptible to setbacks or economic downturns. No investing strategy can overcome all market volatility or guarantee future results.
The opinions in the preceding commentary are as of the date of publication and subject to change based on subsequent developments and may not reflect the views of the firm as a whole. The material is not intended to be relied upon as a forecast, research, or investment advice, is not a recommendation or offer to buy or sell any securities or to adopt any investment strategy, and is not intended to predict or depict the performance of any investment. Readers should not assume that investments in companies, securities, sectors, and/or markets described were or will be profitable. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.