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  • Structured Products
    What is a structured product? A structured product is a synthetic investment instrument designed to produce customized risk-return objectives. Structured products offer returns based on the performance of underlying assets. This essentially means that as long as your underlying asset produces a specific return, your structured product will pay out a certain amount. Structured products also offers these important features:
    • Principle protection. Structured products allow investors to protect their principle investment. No matter what happens to your underlying assets, by the time your investment matures, you will get back your principle investment.
    • Derivatives used to provide the potential growth element you could receive when your investment matures.
    • Investors can trade principle protection for performance features such as doubling returns when the underlying asset is positive.
    • Other ways you can customize your structured products include rainbow options or lookbacks.
    Risks associated with structured products. Despite its highly customizable nature, there are a number of risks associated with structured products including:
      • The most common risk is the lack of liquidity associated with structured products due to their highly customized nature.
      • You must be aware of credit risk. Returns from structured products are often guaranteed by third party which means if that third-party business goes bankrupt you could lose your money even if your structured product has principle protection.
    Are you an investor interested in learning about your portfolio risk? Don't have the time to analyze the markets? No problem. Winflow Financial's Risk Tool performs extensive, behind-the-scene analysis while you sit back and wait for the results.
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  • Risks are Important to Your Investment Portfolio

    When looking into creating an investment portfolio you’ll come across a wide range of different theories and risks. Some people say that you should be defensive when first starting your portfolio, while others disagree. There are so many different opinions on the subject that after a while you don’t know where to look.

    The simple fact of the matter is that you should build an investment portfolio you’re comfortable with, and only you will know when this is complete. Of course, this depends on your situation, but you should be both defensive and taking risks at the same time. Without a blend of the two you will fail to keep up with the market.

    For defensive minded people there is the problem of inflation risk. Image you are standing in the street with a $5 in your hand. The value of your money will decrease every year you stand in the same position. Until you can no longer use this money as well as you could. In order to fight against the inflation  you’ll need to take some risks.

    Of course, this doesn’t mean gambling. Simply investing in stocks, or bonds, which are considered safe will help fight against inflation risk. But there are also the options of investing in gold & silver, Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (OTC:TIPS) or annuities.

    Inflation is always rising, and to stay standing still will only lose you money in the long run. For more information contact the Winflow Financial Group.

    Jul 11 3:25 PM | Link | Comment!
  • All About Hedge Funds
    Hedge Fund Basics

    Hedge funds were once only available to the super rich. Now the middle class plays a huge role in $1-trillion industry1 by investing through mutual funds and pension plans. A hedge fund is typically a private investment that seeks above-average returns. Skilled traders and brokers obtain returns through skill-based investment strategies.

    Hedge Fund Benefits

    Investing in hedge funds provides the following benefits:

    • Hedge funds can deliver positive returns under almost all market conditions.
    • Investors who choose to invest in hedge funds have access to specialized strategies not typically available through traditional investing.
    • There are extensive risk-management techniques put in place to protect investors.
    Hedge Fund Risks
    •  Hedge funds have a lock-up period during which an investor cannot remove his investment.
    • Hedge funds are a high risk investment. There is a chance you could lose the bulk of your investment.
    • Due to complex tax structure for hedge funds, many investors may experience a delay in receiving important tax information.
    • Hedge funds have very few disclosure regulations which means you may not get the in-depth information you are looking for. Sometimes underlying investments will only be known to the investment manager.

    Do you need assistance managing your trading portfolio? If so, contact the Winflow Financial Group. We offer a number of investor services for those looking for investment advice.

    1Washington Post business article

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.
    Jul 08 11:57 AM | Link | Comment!
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