Account Reports

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION

Financial Services Advisory, Inc. (“Company”) is an SEC-registered investment advisor located in Rockville, Maryland. Company and its advisors are in compliance with current filing requirements imposed upon SEC-registered investment advisory firms and by those states in which Company maintains clients. Company may only transact business in those states in which it is registered or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration requirements.

You will receive monthly statements from Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (Schwab). We urge you to take a moment to compare the information contained in this report to the statements that you receive from Schwab. Some minor discrepancies may appear based on the timing of dividend payments. Please also note that Schwab does not verify the accuracy of the management fee calculation. If you have any questions or have not received your Schwab statement, please contact either us (301.949.7300) or Schwab (800.515.2157) for assistance.

FSA has relied upon account information provided by Schwab. Your account may hold non-managed securities solely as a courtesy to you. FSA does not accept responsibility to monitor the ongoing performance of any non-managed security(ies) which is your (or your designated professional’s) ongoing responsibility. Correspondingly, non-managed securities held in the account(s) are not included in the assets under management for purposes of calculating your performance.


Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk. It should not be assumed that future performance of any specific investment, investment strategy or product (including the investments and/or investment strategies recommended and/or undertaken by FSA or the FSA Safety Net®), or any non-investment related services, content or advice, will prove successful or profitable, or equal any historical performance level(s).


All tax reports produced by FSA (including realized and unrealized gain/loss as well as interest/dividend reports) are estimates only. For accurate information that is reported to the IRS, refer to reports from Schwab. Please consult your tax advisor with any questions.


FSA claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®). Unless indicated otherwise, all performance returns are time weighted and net of all fees and expenses. Time Weighted Return is calculated by linking daily returns that also take into account the timing of contributions and withdrawals to produce a total return for the period. Due to the nature of FSA’s active management style, appropriate benchmarks do not exist. Any indices shown are for comparison purposes only. The U.S. Dollar is the currency used to express performance.


The FSA Safety Net® is designed to represent an exit point for securities within a portfolio to help reduce losses during sustained downward trends. The FSA Safety Net® is not effective and will not protect assets in periods leading up to and including abrupt/sudden market declines. Examples of such occurrences include, but are not limited to, the market crash of October 1987, the market drop in October 1989, the market disruption caused by the terrorist attacks of September 2001 and the flash crash of May 2010. Similar future occurrences could reduce the effectiveness of the FSA Safety Net®. In addition, the FSA Safety Net® will not protect assets in the event that the account custodian, mutual fund sponsor or manager, annuity sponsor or manager, a specific security itself and/or the stock exchanges, at their discretion, suspends, disallows, or fails to conduct trades, exchanges, redemptions or liquidations requested by FSA or you.


Inverse/Enhanced Investments: FSA may utilize inverse (short) mutual funds and/or exchange-traded investments/funds (ETFs) that are designed to perform in an inverse (opposite) relationship to certain market indices (at a rate of one or more times the inverse result of the corresponding index). In addition, FSA may also use leveraged (enhanced) mutual funds or ETFs that provide an enhanced relationship to certain market indices (at a rate of more than one times the actual result of the corresponding index). You may direct FSA, in writing, not to employ any or all such investments.


FSA is not a law firm, accounting firm or an insurance agency, and no portion of FSA’s services should be construed as comprehensive financial planning or legal, insurance or accounting advice. Rather, you should seek the advice of your attorney, insurance agent, accountant or other corresponding professional advisor with respect to such issues.

It is your exclusive obligation and sole responsibility to immediately notify FSA, in writing, if there is a change in your financial situation or overall long-term investment objective including, but not limited to, personal/financial situation, goals, needs or concerns/views regarding economic/political/financial climate as well as any changes in investment alternatives, restrictions, etc. for the purpose of reviewing, evaluating or revising any of FSA’s previous recommendations and/or services.