Rick Lake of Lake Partners, subadviser to the ASTON/Lake Partners LASSO Alternatives Fund, defines liquid alternatives and surveys the current landscape for alternatives as a risk management tool that can complement a traditional portfolio of stocks and bonds.
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Drawdown is defined as the peak-to-trough decline during a specific period of an investment. A drawdown is usually quoted as the percentage between the peak and the trough.
Mutual fund investing involves risk including the possible loss of principal. Alternative investing involves the use of aggressive investment products and techniques that may cause greater volatility and less liquidity. Short selling theoretically involves unlimited loss potential since the market price of securities sold short may continuously increase.
There are no guarantees that the strategies or products mentioned will produce favorable results. The discussion of diversification is not intended as a recommendation for any specific individual nor does this strategy assure a profit or protect against a loss. The reference to liquid investments refers to investments that can be bought or sold during normal business trading hours.
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The following investment vehicles are referenced in the video clip: Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs), and Close End Funds.
An ETF is a security that tracks an index, a commodity or a basket of assets like an index fund, but trades like a stock on an exchange. ETFs experience price changes throughout the day as they are bought and sold.
An ETN is a type of unsecured, unsubordinated debt security. This type of debt security differs from other types of bonds and notes because ETN returns are based upon the performance of a market index minus applicable fees, no period coupon payments are distributed and no principal protections exists.
A closed-end fund is a publicly traded investment company that raises a fixed amount of capital through an initial public offering (IPO).
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