Risks To Consider
Market Risk: The market values of the portfolio’s holdings rise and fall from day to day, so investments may lose value.
Capitalization Size Risk (Small/Mid): Small- and mid-cap stocks are often more volatile than large-cap stocks?smaller companies generally face higher risks due to their limited product lines, markets and financial resources.
Derivatives Risk: Investing in derivative instruments such as options, futures, forwards or swaps can be riskier than traditional investments, and may be more volatile, especially in a down market.
Active Trading Risk: A higher rate of portfolio turnover increases transaction costs, which may negatively affect portfolio returns and may also result in substantial short-term gains, which may result in adverse tax consequences for shareholders.
Short Sale Risk: The Strategy may not always be able to close out a short position on favorable terms. Short sales involve the risk that the Strategy will incur a loss by subsequently buying a security at a higher price than the price at which it sold the security short. The amount of such loss is theoretically unlimited (since it is limited only by the increase in value of the security sold short by the Strategy). In contrast, the risk of loss from a long position is limited to the Strategy's investment in the long position, since its value cannot fall below zero. Short selling is a form of leverage. To mitigate leverage risk, the Strategy will always hold liquid assets (including its long positions) at least equal to its short position exposure, marked-to-market daily.
Leverage Risk: Trying to enhance investment returns by borrowing money or using other leverage tools magnify both gains and losses, resulting in greater volatility.
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