Measured Risk Portfolios Disclosure Statement
Measured Risk Portfolios, Inc. (MRPI) is a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Registered Investment Advisor and Program Manager (PM) of Measured Risk Portfolios. Please note that such registration does not constitute an endorsement of MRPI by the SEC, nor does it indicate that MRPI has attained any particular level of skill or ability. Nothing presented herein is, or is intended, to constitute investment advice, and no investment decision should be made solely based on any information provided herein. The strategies and/or investments referenced may not be suitable for all investors as the appropriateness of a particular investment or strategy will depend on an investor’s individual circumstances and objectives. The information provided reflects the views of the authors as of a particular time and are subject to change at any time without notice. Information regarding this investment program including investment management fees, as well as important information regarding MRPI, its services, compensation, and conflicts of interest is contained in its Form ADV, Part 2 or substitute disclosure document, available from MRPI upon request.
Strategies related to MRP: MRPI employs various strategies to achieve the objective of limiting losses. The primary tool to achieve this objective is the use of options. Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Prior to buying or selling an option, a person must receive a copy of Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options. Copies of this document may be obtained from MRPI, from any exchange on which options are traded or by contacting The Options Clearing Corporation, One North Wacker Dr., Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60606 (1-888-678-4667). The program is not limited to any asset class and the PM retains discretionary trading authority on all accounts. In no event will the PM engage in “naked” option trading (an uncovered option for which the buyer or seller does not own the underlying asset), which is the most speculative form of trading.
Custody of Client Accounts: Accounts are currently held at TD Ameritrade, Inc. member FINRA/SIPC/NFA, E-Trade Financial Corporation and Fidelity Brokerage Services, LLC. MRPI and these custodians are not affiliated. MRPI does not maintain custody of client accounts and is only authorized to place trades and bill for management fees.
Limitations of Past Performance; Possibility of Losses: Past performance does not guarantee future results. Prospective clients should not assume that future performance will be profitable. Participation in this program carries the potential for profit as well as the probability of loss, especially over shorter time periods.
Third Party Information/Sources: Some of the information contained herein has been obtained or is derived from sources prepared by unaffiliated and independent third parties not associated with MRPI. While MRPI believes the information to be reliable for the purposes used herein, MRPI has not independently investigated or verified the accuracy of this information, and does not assume any responsibility for, nor guarantee, the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of any such information. The information contained herein is subject to correction, completion, verification, and amendment from time to time without notice.
Other Fees and Expenses; Impact of Taxes: The investment management fee paid to MRPI is separate and distinct from the internal fees and expenses charged by mutual funds and ETFs to their shareholders. These fees and expenses are described in each fund’s prospectus, and will generally include a management fee, internal investment, custodial, and other expenses, and a possible distribution fee. Prospective clients should consider all of these fees and charges when deciding whether to invest in the program. Performance results for this program do not reflect the impact of taxes. Program accounts may engage in a significant amount of trading. Gains or losses will generally be short-term in nature; consequently, this program may not be suitable for clients seeking tax efficiency.
Comparisons to Indices: The S&P 500 Composite Index (the “S&P 500 Index”) is a market capitalization-weighted index of 500 widely held stocks often used as a proxy for the broader stock market, and includes the common stocks of industrial, financial, utility, and transportation companies. The historical performance results of the S&P 500 Index do not reflect the deduction of transaction or custodial charges, nor the deduction of an investment management fee, which would decrease historical performance results. Investors cannot invest directly in the S&P 500 Index. Performance of the S&P 500 Index is provided solely for comparison purposes and does not imply that the program seeks to match or outperform the index over time.
Other Considerations: The PM reserves the right to accept smaller accounts. Because accounts are managed separately, smaller accounts may not be able to benefit from all option strategies. This may result in inferior performance during market declines and superior performance in up markets.
Maximum Annual Fee: 2% billed quarterly in advance