Stratos Global Balance strategy
Stratos Global Balance is an actively managed investment strategy that incorporates multiple asset classes into the strategy which may include stocks, precious metals and alternative investments that include commodity-focused strategies, based on market conditions. This strategy is managed with a disciplined commitment to diversification across global markets, asset classes, industrial sectors and company size. While helping to preserve liquidity and managing risk, this strategy aims to produce consistent, long-term wealth accumulation.
Risk suitability: Suitable for investors with a moderate tolerance for risk who are comfortable with periods of increased volatility
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.
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.
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.
Alternative investments: Alternative investments involve substantial risks that may be greater than those associated with traditional investments and are not suitable for all investors. These risks include, but are not limited to limited liquidity, tax considerations, incentive fee structures, potentially speculative investment strategies, and different regulatory and reporting requirements. Investors should only invest in alternative investments if they do not require a liquid investment and can bear the risk of substantial losses.