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All GWP portfolios are made up of a mix of low-cost exchange-traded funds (ETFs). An ETF is a type of fund that owns groups of assets like stocks or bonds and is designed to provide portfolio returns in line with a particular index, such as the S&P 500. ETFs can provide you a diversified portfolio and are traded like stocks, making it easier to take advantage of market changes and potential tax-saving opportunities. Your GWP portfolio may contain up to nine ETFs—six equity and three fixed income—each in line with a different index target and invested in U.S. or foreign stocks and bonds.

An investment in exchange-traded products (ETPs) involves risks such as market, nondiversification, price volatility, liquidity, competitive industry pressure, international political and economic developments, possible trading halts, and index tracking error.

Building the Portfolios
LPL Research, our partner and portfolio manager, created the allocations for GWP portfolios using the nine primary ETFs. The team behind this work includes 50 research professionals, each with an average of 10 years’ industry experience, who manage $22 billion of assets across several platforms and maintain more than 300 portfolios tailored to specific investment objectives. The GWP ETF allocations were constructed based on the team’s market outlook for the next 12 to 18 months and are periodically reviewed to determine if shifting is necessary to ensure the allocations remain well diversified.

ETFs Used in Guided Wealth PortfoliosTablet sitting on a table
Equity ETFs
Ticker     Name
IWF          iShares Russell 1000 Growth
IWD         iShares Russell 1000 Value
MDY       SPDR S&P Midcap 400
SLY         SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap
IEFA        iShares Core MSCI EAFE
IEMG      iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets

Fixed Income ETFs
Ticker    Name
BND        Vanguard Total Bond Index
VCIT       Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corp Bond
JNK        SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond

Guided Wealth Portfolios

Guided Wealth Portfolios (GWP) is a centrally managed, algorithm-based investment program sponsored by LPL Financial LLC (LPL). GWP uses proprietary automated computer algorithms of FutureAdvisor to generate investment recommendations based upon model portfolios constructed by LPL. FutureAdvisor and LPL are nonaffiliated entities. If you are receiving advisory services in GWP from a separately registered investment advisor firm other than LPL or FutureAdvisor, LPL and FutureAdvisor are not affiliates of such advisor. Both LPL and FutureAdvisor are investment advisors registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, and LPL is also a member FINRA/SIPC. There is no assurance that Guided Wealth Portfolios are suitable for all investors or will yield positive outcomes. The purchase of certain securities will be required to effect some of the strategies. Investing involves risks including possible loss of principal.
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