Seeking Consistent Outcomes

Investors need the return potential of stocks to grow wealth and outpace inflation.

 

Yet stock market investments expose investors to a bumpy ride with unpredictable periods of severe losses.

A Bumpy Ride May Cause Untimely Exits

The trouble with ‘buy and hold’ is that a bumpy ride makes it hard to know when to buy and difficult to hold on.

 

Bumpy rides often cause investors to ‘buy and fold’ – causing detrimental effects on long-term results.

Seek a Smoother Ride

Financial plans are built with the best of intentions and generally assume a consistent return.

 

But the reality is, the stock market is unpredictable.

 

 

Which looks like a smoother ride to you?   Which would you prefer in building a financial plan?

Spaghetti-Rope - Seeking Consistent Outcomes - Swan Global Investments - 2019

This graph shows twelve, 10-year rolling period returns for the S&P 500 Index and the Swan Defined Risk Strategy Select Composite. The first period is 1/1998 to 12/2007; the last period is 1/2009 to 12/2018. Each period contains at least one bull market and one bear market.

10-yr periods - Consistent Outcomes - Swan Global Investments -2019

Over time, the S&P 500 Index has proven to be a bumpy ride with inconsistent returns, creating outcome uncertainty.

By reducing volatility and the impacts of bear markets, our strategy has helped smooth the ride and produce consistent outcomes.

“Market risk, also called ‘systematic risk’, cannot be eliminated by diversification, though it can be hedged against.”

– Investopedia

  • Equity markets tend to go up over time, so we buy and hold low-cost ETFs.
  • Large losses may derail investors from their goals, so we remain always hedged.

By remaining always invested for growth and always hedged for protection, the Swan Defined Risk Strategy is designed to seek consistent returns, with a proven performance record since 1997.

 

Additional Disclosures: Swan Global Investments, LLC (“Swan”) is an independent Investment Advisory company headquartered in Durango, CO. Swan is registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. Note that being an SEC registered Investment Adviser does not denote any special qualification or training. Swan offers and manages The Defined Risk Strategy (“DRS”) for its clients including individuals, institutions and other investment advisor firms. Swan Global Investments has affiliated advisers including Swan Global Management, LLC, Swan Capital Management, LLC, and  Swan Wealth Advisors, LLC. There are nine DRS Composites offered: 1) The DRS Select Composite which includes non-qualified accounts. 2) The DRS IRA Composite which includes qualified accounts. 3) The DRS Composite which combines the DRS Select and DRS IRA Composites. 4) The DRS Institutional Composite which includes high net-worth, non-qualified accounts that utilize cash-settled, index-based options held at custodians that allow participation in Clearing Member Trade Agreement (CMTA) trades. 5) The Defined Risk Fund Composite which includes mutual fund accounts invested in the S&P 500 equities. 6) The DRS Emerging Markets Composite which includes mutual fund accounts invested in emerging markets equities; 7) The DRS Foreign Developed Markets Composite which includes all research and development account(s), and mutual fund accounts invested in foreign developed markets equities; 8) The DRS U.S. Small Cap Composite which includes all research and development account(s), and mutual fund accounts invested in U.S. small cap equities; 9) The DRS Growth Composite which includes all research and development account(s), and mutual fund accounts invested in the S&P 500 equities. Additional information regarding Swan’s policies and procedures for calculating and reporting performance returns is available upon request.