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Gatewood Wealth Solutions ("GWS") is an LPL Financial registered representative located in Saint Louis, MO. GWS and its representatives comply with the current filing requirements imposed upon LPL Financial by those states in which GWS maintains clients. GWS may only transact business in those states in which it is registered or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration requirements. GWS's website is limited to disseminating general information about its advisory services, together with access to additional investment-related information, publications, and links. Accordingly, the publication of GWS's website on the Internet should not be construed by any consumer and/or prospective client as GWS's solicitation to effect or attempt to effect transactions in securities or the rendering of personalized investment advice for compensation over the Internet. Any subsequent direct communication by GWS 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 about the registration status of GWS, please contact LPL Financial or the state securities regulators for those states in which GWS maintains a notice filing. A copy of GWS's current written disclosure statement discussing GWS's business operations, services, and fees are available from GWS upon written request. GWS does not make any representations or warranties about the accuracy, timeliness, suitability, completeness, or relevance of any information prepared by any unaffiliated third party, whether linked to the GWS website or incorporated herein and takes no responsibility therefore. All such information is provided solely for convenience purposes only, and all users thereof should be guided accordingly.
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Top 1,200 Financial Advisors (2019-2020)
Disclosure: "The rankings are based on data provided by around 4,000 of the nation's most productive advisors. Factors included in the rankings: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice, and philanthropic work. Investment performance isn't an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients' risk tolerance than by an advisor's investment picking abilities."
THE FINANCIAL TIMES
Top 400 Financial Advisers (2019)
Disclosure: "The Financial Times 400 is intended to provide a snapshot of the best financial advisers for the investors who use them. We assess advisers based on what investors care about, and we use a quantifiable, objective methodology. The Financial Times and Ignites Research, the FT's sister company, contacted the largest US brokerages in autumn 2018 to obtain practice information and data for their top advisers across the US. We asked for information on advisers with more than ten years of experience and $300 million or more in assets under management. Such minimum criteria filtered out most advisers. The FT then invited qualifying advisers out of this group — a list that totaled about 940 — to complete a short questionnaire that gave us more information about their practices. We added that information to our Research on the candidates, including data from regulatory filings. The formula the FT uses to grade advisers is based on six broad factors and calculates a numeric score for each adviser."
GATEWOOD WEALTH SOLUTIONS
100% Client Retention (2020)
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Please remember that all investments carry some level of risk, including the potential loss of principal invested. Indexes and/or benchmarks are unmanaged and cannot be invested indirectly. Returns represent past performance, are not a guarantee of future performance, and do not indicate any specific investment. Diversification and strategic asset allocation do not assure a profit or protect against loss. When interest rates rise with fixed income securities and bonds, bond prices usually fall because an investor may earn a higher yield with another bond.
Moreover, the longer the maturity of a bond, the greater the risk. When interest rates are at low levels, there is a risk that a significant rise in interest rates can occur in a short period and cause losses to the market value of any bonds that you own. At maturity, the bond issuer is obligated to return the principal (original investment) to the investor. High-yield bonds present greater credit risk than bonds of higher quality. Bond investors should carefully consider risks such as interest rate risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, securities lending risk, repurchase, and reverse repurchase transaction risk.
Investors should be aware of the risks of investments in foreign securities, particularly investments in companies' securities in developing nations. These include the risks of currency fluctuation of political and economic instability and less well-developed government supervision and regulation of business and industry practices, as well as differences in accounting standards.
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