Why Stock Picking Keeps on Ticking
Alpha is a measure of risk-adjusted performance. It is the risk-adjusted excess return of a fund relative to the fund's benchmark.
Active Share is a methodology used to evaluate a fund's actual performance and volatility against a benchmark. The methodology is not an indicator of how a specific investor's investment will perform. This should not be used as a tool or evaluation in making any investment decision. We strongly recommend that you consult with your financial advisor before making an investment decision. Neither diversification nor asset allocation can guarantee a profit or protect against loss in declining markets. Lord Abbett does not offer exchange-traded funds (ETFs) or index funds. An ETF is a security that tracks an index, a commodity, or a basket of assets like an index fund, but trades like a stock on an exchange. ETFs experience price changes throughout the day as they are bought and sold. ETF products, like all investments, are subject to market risk, which may result in loss of principal. Index funds are constructed to match, or track, the components of specific market indexes, which can be volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments.
Risks to Consider: 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. Investing in international securities generally poses greater risk than investing in domestic securities, including greater price fluctuations and higher transaction costs. Special risks are inherent in international investing, including those related to currency fluctuations and foreign, political, and economic events. While growth stocks are subject to the daily ups and downs of the stock market, their long-term potential as well as their volatility can be substantial. Value investing involves the risk that the market may not recognize that securities are undervalued and may not appreciate as anticipated. No investing strategy can overcome all market volatility or guarantee future results.
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