August 29, 2019
Rupal expresses why risk management is really an investment—not a cost, and what the Ariel global team sees that the market is missing.
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Investing in equity stocks is risky and subject to the volatility of the markets. Investments in foreign securities may underperform and may be more volatile than comparable U.S. stocks because of the risks involving foreign economies and markets, foreign political systems, foreign regulatory standards, foreign currencies and taxes. Investments in emerging markets present additional risks, such as difficulties in selling on a timely basis and at an acceptable price. The use of currency derivatives and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) may increase investment losses and expenses and create more volatility. The intrinsic value of the stocks in which the Funds invest may never be recognized by the broader market.
The opinions expressed were current as of the date of the interview but are subject to change. The information provided in this interview does not provide information reasonably sufficient upon which to base an investment decision and should not be considered a recommendation to purchase or sell any particular security.
An actively managed portfolio is more risky than a passively managed portfolio that replicates an index because it contains fewer stocks than its benchmark index. Indexes are unmanaged, and an investor cannot invest directly in an index. However, investors may invest in an index fund, which mimics the composition of an index. There are lower costs associated with index funds, as compared to actively managed funds.
Attempting to purchase with a margin of safety on price cannot protect investors from the volatility associated with stocks, incorrect assumptions or estimations on our part, declining fundamentals or external forces.
Dividend Yield: A financial ratio that shows how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price. In the absence of any capital gains, the dividend yield is the return on investment for a stock.
Beta: A measure of the volatility, or systematic risk, of a security or a portfolio in comparison to the market as a whole.
Consumer staple stocks are considered to be noncyclical in that the demand for the products made by these companies does not decrease in a recession. Consumer staple stocks have historically experienced lower volatility.
Past performance does not guarantee future results. This interview mentions various sectors and specific stocks. One or more of the stocks mentioned were, as of the date of this communication, and may currently be held in Ariel International Fund and/or Ariel Global Fund. Any holdings mentioned do not constitute all holdings in a Fund. Portfolio holdings are subject to change. The performance of any single portfolio holding is no indication of the performance of other portfolio holdings of Ariel International Fund or Ariel Global Fund. See current holdings information for Ariel International Fund by clicking here. See current holdings information for Ariel Global Fund by clicking here.
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