Stratos U.S. Market strategy
A focus on stocks from large U.S. companies, diversified across the S&P 500’s 11 market sectors, enables Stratos U.S. Market participants to invest in what we believe are some of the most productive and valuable companies in the world. Equities included in this actively managed strategy are selected for growth and income potential based on analyses performed by Stratos Investments of Raymond James, which includes an innovative statistical model. This strategy strives to maintain liquidity and help to preserve wealth, particularly during down periods of the market when large U.S. firms may be more resilient than others.
Risk suitability: Suitable for investors with a moderate tolerance for risk
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 more broadly. 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.
The S&P 500 is an unmanaged index of 500 widely held stocks that is generally considered representative of the U.S. stock market. Keep in mind that individuals cannot invest directly in any index, and index performance does not include transaction costs or other fees, which will affect actual investment performance. Individual investor’s results will vary. Past performance does not guarantee future results.