IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION
Howard Capital Management, Inc. (“HCM”) is an SEC-registered investment advisor with its principal place of business in the State of Georgia. SEC registration does not constitute an endorsement of HCM by the SEC, nor does it indicate that HCM has arraigned a particular level of skill or ability. HCM only transacts business where it is properly registered or is otherwise exempt from registration. This presentation is limited to the dissemination of general information pertaining to its investment advisory/management services and HCM SDBA. Any subsequent, direct communication by HCM with a prospective client shall be conducted by a representative that is either registered or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration in the state where the prospective client resides. For information pertaining to the registration status of HCM, please contact HCM or refer to the Investment Advisor Public Disclosure website (www.adviserinfo.sec.gov). For additional information about HCM, including fees and services, send for our disclosure statement as set forth on Form ADV from us using the contact information herein. Please read the disclosure statement carefully before you invest.
Mutual funds and ETFs are subject to risks similar to those of stocks. Investment returns will fluctuate and are subject to market volatility, so that an investor’s shares when redeemed may be worth more or less than their original costs. There are unique potential risks associated with the specific asset classes that a mutual fund or ETF represents. Investments in smaller companies typically exhibit higher volatility. In addition to the normal risks associated with investing, narrowly focused investments typically exhibit higher volatility. Bonds and bond funds will usually decrease in value as interest rates rise. Commodities markets have historically been extremely volatile. Inverse funds should lose money when their benchmark indexes rise—a result that is opposite from traditional mutual funds or ETFs. Inverse funds also entail certain risks, including inverse correlation, leverage, market price variance and short sale risks. Investments in foreign investments generally incur greater risks than domestic investments. International investments may involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from economic or political instability in other nations. Emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors as well as increased volatility and lower trading volume. You should carefully consider the risk, charges and expenses of any equity type prior to investing. This and other important information can be found in the product’s prospectus.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Total Return Index (S&P500 TR) is a capitalization-weighted index of 500 stocks with dividends reinvested. The index is designed to measure performance of the broad domestic economy through changes in the aggregate market value of 500 stocks representing all major industries. The index is an unmanaged investment measure and is not available for investment purposes. Historical performance results for investment indexes and/or categories have been provided for general comparison purposes only. Index performance generally does not reflect the deduction of transaction and/or custodial charges or the deduction of an investment management fee, the inclusion of which could have the effect of decreasing historical performance results. There are no assurances that a portfolio or strategy will match or outperform any particular benchmark.
The 401(k) Optimizer® is a web-based tool intended to help clients invest in their employer’s 401(k) or similar defined contribution plan. Clients receive professional recommendations from the 401(k) Optimizer® and maintain total control over their personal accounts. The goal is to reduce risk by taking proactive measures with company-sponsored retirement plans. Changes in investment strategies, contributions or withdrawals may materially alter the performance, strategy and results of your portfolio. Different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk, and there can be no assurance that any specific investment (including the investments and/or investment strategies recommended by the advisors), will be equal to past performance level, equal any corresponding indicated historical performance level(s), be suitable for your portfolio or individual situation, or be profitable for a client’s portfolio. Past performance does not guarantee future results. All investment strategies have the potential for profit or loss. Economic factors, market conditions, and investment strategies will affect the performance of any portfolio and there are no assurances that it will match or outperform any particular benchmark for measuring the performance of a portfolio. Our proprietary indicator, the HCM-BuyLine®, identifies changes in the market trend. Not every HCM-BuyLine® buy and sell will result in a profitable trade. There will be times when following the indicator results in a loss. However, there have been situations in the past in which HCM reduced clients’ exposure to equities during market downturns by following an HCM-BuyLine® signal, thereby preserving capital. An important goal of the HCM-BuyLine® is to outperform the market on a long-term basis.
No current or prospective client should assume that the future performance of any specific investment or investment strategy (including the investments and/or investment strategies recommended by the advisor), will be profitable or equal to past performance levels. Economic factors, market conditions, and investment strategies will affect the performance of any portfolio and there are no assurances that it will match or outperform any particular benchmark for measuring the performance of a portfolio.
Please remember to contact your HCM representative, in writing, if there are any changes in your personal/financial situation or investment objectives for the purpose of reviewing/evaluating/revising our previous recommendations and/or services, or if you want to impose, add, or modify any reasonable restrictions to our investment advisory services. Please Note: Unless you advise, in writing, to the contrary, we will assume that there are no restrictions on our services, other than to manage the account in accordance with your designated investment objective. LASS.SDBA.BFB.061621