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 prices of small cap stocks are generally more volatile than large cap stocks.
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.
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.
High yield/junk bonds (grade BB or below) are not investment grade securities, and are subject to higher interest rate, credit, and liquidity risks than those graded BBB and above. They generally should be part of a diversified portfolio for sophisticated investors.
An investment in Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) involves additional risks such as not diversified, price volatility, competitive industry pressure, international political and economic developments, possible trading halts, and index tracking errors.
The economic forecasts set forth may not develop as predicted.
Because of their narrow focus, sector investing will be subject to greater volatility than investing more broadly across many sectors and companies.
No strategy assures success or protects against loss. Stock investing involves risk including loss of principal.
Lance Roberts, Gary Halbert, and Brian Wesbury are not affiliated with LPL Financial.
Illustrations presented are hypothetical in nature and are not representative of any specific situation or investment. The hypothetical rates of return used do not reflect the deduction of fees and charges inherent to investing.
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 February 27th, 2018.