The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual.
All indices are unmanaged and may not be invested into directly. Historical performance is no guarantee of future results.
The Standard & Poor's 500 Index is a capitalization weighted index of 500 stocks designed to measure performance of the broad domestic economy through changes in the aggregate market value of 500 stocks representing all major industries.
The economic forecasts set forth may not develop as predicted.
The NASDAQ Composite Index measures all NASDAQ domestic and non-U.S.-based common stocks listed on the NASDAQ stock market.
Because of their narrow focus, sector investing will be subject to greater volatility than investing more broadly across many sectors and companies.
Investing involves risk including loss of principal. The prices of small cap stocks are generally more volatile than large cap stocks.
The payment of dividends is not guaranteed. Companies may reduce or eliminate the payment of dividends at any given time.
No strategy assures success or protects against loss. Stock investing involves risk including loss of principal.
International investing involves special risks such as currency fluctuation and political instability and may not be suitable for all investors. These risks are often heightened for investments in emerging markets.
Investing in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) involves special risks such as potential illiquidity and may not be suitable for all investors. There is no assurance that the investment objectives of this program will be attained.
The fast price swings in commodities and currencies will result in significant volatility in an investor's holdings.
Bonds are subject to market and interest rate risk if sold prior to maturity. Bond values will decline as interest rates rise and bonds are subject to availability and change in price.
Jill Mislinski, Vitaliy Katsenelson, Matt Kadnar and James Montier are not affiliated with LPL Financial
The Armstrong Wealth Management Group WealthProtect System is an investment risk control system designed (but not guaranteed) to limit significant losses in major bear markets (excess of 30% loss from market peak to market trough). It is NOT designed to prevent normal market losses (under 20%). No strategy can assure a profit or protect from a loss. Occasional false signals can reduce returns.
Originally published on August 29th, 2017.