LPL Investment Technique(s) / Strategy(ies)
After a discussion with the client one or more of the below Techniques(s)/Strategy(ies) would be selected when the account(s) are opened. Just as important and perhaps more so is the method, implementation and objective of each. When described each has a wealth of concepts and ideas worthy in their own right.
Asset Allocation: Establishing a suitable base investment mix and periodically rebalance the portfolio in order to maintain a long-term goal for asset allocation.
Buy and Hold: Intending to buy and hold securities for a long period of time, regardless of fluctuations in the market: not concerned with short-term price movements or technical indicators.
Dollar Cost Averaging: Designed to potentially reduce volatility in which securities, typically mutual funds, are purchased in fixed dollar amounts at regular intervals, regardless of what direction the market is moving.
Hedging: Investing with the goal to reduce the risk of adverse price movements in a security or securities, by taking an offsetting position in a related security such as using derivatives, options, short sales or being long in an offsetting position some of which may require additional forms and approval.
Indexing/Passive Investing: Purchasing of investment products with returns that correlate to a specified index. Matching and /or Modification of a recommended LPL Portfolio.
Non-Correlated Asset Investing: Purchasing assets that tend to change in value independent of the core financial markets such as stocks and bonds. Alternative investments and precious metals are examples of assets that can be used in a non-correlated investment strategy in an attempt to counter the price movements of a traditional investment portfolio.
Trading on Margin: With an approved Margin agreement of file, borrowing against eligible securities or the purchase of securities on credit.
Liquidations: Converting securities into cash or equivalents by selling them.