1st United Credit Union understands that investing can be overwhelming and confusing. That’s where I come in. Your Credit Union has partnered with CUSO Financial Services, L.P. (CFS) to help you optimize and improve your savings strategy.
In times of volatile market fluctuations, it is a good idea to review the basic concepts of investing. Diversification and asset allocation are essential strategies during market instability, helping you manage risk and reduce volatility.
Diversification and asset allocation
Diversification is an investment strategy of combining a variety of different types of investments. Asset allocation is an investment strategy that spreads your investments across different asset classes.
In combination, these portfolio strategies can help to reduce the risk of market fluctuations. As some assets’ and investment values may go down, others may go up and offset losses. Diversification and asset allocation allow for a more consistent performance through a wide range of economic conditions.
No one mix of assets is right for everyone all the time, but working with a financial professional can help you to choose the appropriate mix for your goals and investment needs.
Who can help
If you think it may be the time for a complimentary investment consultation, simply call me at (925) 598-4718. We can review your portfolio together and check to see if you are properly diversified. You can also decide if your current portfolio still matches with your long-term goals.
I can also help with other forms of retirement planning, estate planning, income planning, long-term care planning, life insurance, college funding and more. I’m available to meet you at any of the 1st United branches.
*Non-deposit investment products and services are offered through CUSO Financial Services, L.P. (“CFS”), a registered broker-dealer (Member FINRA/SIPC) and SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Products offered through CFS: are not NCUA/NCUSIF or otherwise federally insured, are not guarantees or obligations of the Credit Union, and may involve investment risk including possible loss of principal. Investment Representatives are registered through CFS. The Credit Union has contracted with CFS to make non-deposit investment products and services available to Credit Union members. Please consult a qualified tax advisor for specific tax advice.