Independent research and a distinctive market perspective
The team at Stratos Investments of Raymond James offers its clients actively managed investment strategies constructed to meet a variety of needs based on market fundamentals, independent research and its own innovative statistical models. The goal is simple: to strive to provide quality returns during bull markets and aim to provide principal preservation during bear markets.
Stratos U.S. Market – A balanced stock strategy of large U.S. firms diversified across industries
Stratos Global Balance – A strategy that may include multiple asset classes, including alternative investments, and equities from several countries constructed for risk management and growth
Stratos Global 70 – A broad, balanced and diversified strategy using 70 select equities across the world
Stratos Global Value & Income – An income-focused strategy comprising value stocks with a history of dividend payments
Stratos Global Commodity – Potential inflation and volatility hedging with stocks in commodity producers and alternative investments
Stratos Master Limited Partnerships & Equity Income – An aggressive income-creation strategy using master limited partnerships and stock dividends
Any opinions are those of the investment manager(s) and their team and not necessarily those of Raymond James. Opinions are subject to change at any time without notice. Content provided herein is for informational purposes only and should not be used or construed as investment advice or a recommendation regarding the purchase or sale of any security outside of a managed account. This should not be considered forward looking and does not guarantee the future performance of any investment.
All investments are subject to risk, including loss. There is no assurance that any investment strategy will be successful. Asset allocation and diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss. It is important to review the investment objectives, risk tolerance, tax objectives and liquidity needs before choosing an investment style or manager.
The individual(s) mentioned as the investment manager(s) are financial advisors with Raymond James participating in a Raymond James fee-based advisory program. This is an investment advisory program in which the client’s financial advisor invests the client’s assets on a discretionary basis in a range of securities. Raymond James investment advisory programs may require a minimum asset level and, depending on your specific investment objectives and financial position, may not be suitable for you.
In a fee-based account clients pay a quarterly fee, based on the level of assets in the account, for the services of a financial advisor as part of an advisory relationship. In deciding to pay a fee rather than commissions, clients should understand that the fee may be higher than a commission alternative during periods of lower trading. Advisory fees are in addition to the internal expenses charged by mutual funds and other investment company securities. To the extent that clients intend to hold these securities, the internal expenses should be included when evaluating the costs of a fee-based account. Clients should periodically reevaluate whether the use of an asset-based fee continues to be appropriate in servicing their needs. A list of additional considerations, as well as the fee schedule, is available in the firm’s Form ADV Part 2 as well as the client agreement.
ASSET CLASS RISK CONSIDERATIONS
Equities: Investors should be willing and able to assume the risks of equity investing. The value of a client’s portfolio changes daily and can be affected by changes in interest rates, general market conditions and other political, social and economic developments, as well as specific matters relating to the companies in which the strategy has invested. Companies paying dividends can reduce or cut payouts at any time.
Sectors: Strategies that invest primarily in securities of companies in one industry or sector are subject to greater price fluctuations and volatility than strategies that invest in a more broadly diversified strategies. The strategy may have over-weighted sector and issuer positions and may result in greater volatility and risk. Investing in small-cap stocks generally involves greater risks, and, therefore, may not be appropriate for every investor. The prices of small company stocks may be subject to more volatility than those of large company stocks.
Commodities and currencies are generally considered speculative because of the significant potential for investment loss. They are volatile investments and should only form a small part of a diversified portfolio. Markets for precious metals and other commodities are likely to be volatile, and there may be sharp price fluctuations even during periods when prices overall are rising.
MLP distributions are not guaranteed. The actual amounts of cash distributions may fluctuate and will depend on the MLP’s future operations performance. Increasing interest rates could have an adverse effect on MLP unit prices as alternative yields become more attractive. Increasing debt service cost and interest expense negatively affect cash flow and could impact the MLP’s ability to make cash distributions.
Investors should also be aware of the risks of MLPs. Among them: concentration risk, liquidity, exposure to potential volatility, tax reporting complexity, fiscal policy and market risk. It is advisable to consider the suitability of MLPs, given your individual income needs and portfolio constraints.
Investments in securities of MLPs involve risks that differ from an investment in common stock. MLPs are controlled by their general partners, which generally have conflicts of interest and limited fiduciary duties to the MLP, which may permit the general partner to favor its own interests over the MLPs.