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All investing involve risks, including the possible loss of principal. There can be no assurance that any investment strategy will be successful. Investments fluctuate with changes in market and economic conditions and in different environments due to numerous factors some of which may be unpredictable. Each asset class has its own risk and return characteristics which should be evaluated carefully before making any investment decision. The level of risk associated with a particular investment or asset class generally correlates with the level of return the investment or asset class might achieve.
Both stocks and bonds involve risk and their returns and risk levels can vary depending on prevailing market and economic conditions. Bond prices fluctuate inversely to changes in interest rates. Foreign investing entails risks not typically associated with investing domestically such as currency, political, economic, and different accounting standards. These risks are heightened in emerging markets.
Sector investing can be more volatile than investments that are broadly diversified over numerous sectors of the economy and will increase a portfolio’s vulnerability to any single economic, political, or regulatory development affecting the sector. This can result in greater price volatility. Investing in the Financial services companies will subject an investment to adverse economic or regulatory occurrences affecting the sector. Real estate investments have special risks, including possible illiquidity of the underlying properties, credit risk, interest rate fluctuations, and the impact of varied economic conditions. Utilities are sensitive to changes in interest rates, and the securities within the sector can be volatile and may underperform in a slow economy.
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