Ford Beckett Group are proud to offer our clients a wide range of investment vehicles, which they can utilize to their full potential to diversify their portfolio. With a large number of investment vehicles available ranging from simple straight forward investments, to complex inter-corporate mergers, Long term holds, to short term profit investments. Ford Beckett Group offers something for every level of investor from beginner to expert.
Here is a quick overview of just some of the investment vehicles that we offer;
Stocks are a great way to enhance your portfolio, while maintaining liquidity. Stock investments are purchased as “shares”, in which a “share” is a small piece of the company that you are investing into. Each share you purchase increases your “ownership” of that company. The share market is constantly moving up and down, which enables shares to be traded throughout the day, when the market is open, and also in the pre-market, and after-market hours.
Options enable the investor to either sell or buy a stock at a predetermined set price, on or before an expiration date. The two most common forms of option trading are “Puts” and “Calls”. “Puts” are where the investor believes that the chosen companies share value will decrease, whereas “Calls” are where the investor thinks the share price of the company will rise.
Future trading is a very useful addition to a portfolio for a trader that is looking for more variety. Futures allow you as an investor to lock in a price for a security that you are interested in buying or selling at a set date in the future. The reason that futures contracts are enticing to investors, is that in a large number of cases the contracts are much less expensive than the underlying investment, which in turn means that an investor is able to sell or buy more, with a reduced upfront cost. With future trading, both the gains in the market, and the losses can far exceed the initial outlay.
Exchange-Traded Funds, or ETF’s as they are commonly known, is a combination of a number of investments, which an investor can purchase for one set price. ETF’s are a great way to diversify your portfolio without the need to seek out individual investments. The ETF prices move both upwards and downwards all day, so ETF trading can be done in a similar fashion to stock trading.
Mutual fund trading, is a great way to increase your portfolios potential profit, as well as diversify your portfolio. Mutual funds themselves are groups of bonds, and stocks that can be purchased for a predetermined set price, commonly referred to as the net asset value. Unlike ETF trading, Mutual fund prices only change once throughout the day, at the end of a trading day, meaning for the less active investor, Mutual Funds are a great choice for a portfolio.
Bonds & CDs
Bonds and CD’s are very similar in a way to a loan, however the investor is the one issuing it. Bonds and CD’s are simply a loan that you are providing to an institution, a corporation or a government. These types of investments are a great foundation to any portfolio as they are by design created to pay you interest, and return to you, the investor your initial investment capital in full buy the date of maturity. The level of risk, when trading Bond’s and CD’s vary from each institution, and your investment advisor can assist you with the right choice to make.