Limit Uncertainty with Defined Outcome Investing

Most investments today target non-defined returns, with uncertain levels of risk, over an undefined period of time. That kind of unpredictability can cause anxiety for some investors looking to stay invested in the market and yet meet their investment goals.

Defined outcome investing seeks to limit or more narrowly target market outcomes to help better align with investor outlooks and offers a:

  • defined upside and/or defined downside
  • defined time period

Defined outcome investing return profiles are tied to the performance of the underlying security and require the investment to be held from inception through maturity. The underlying assets may not perform as expected and the investment objective may not be achieved.

Valuable Resources for Advisors

Guggenheim makes it easy to learn more about defined outcome investing.

Defined Outcome Basics Brochure

 Defined Outcome Trust: Large-Cap Buffer 20 Portfolio IOI Overview

 Defined Outcome Investing Resources for Advisors

What Is Your Investment Outlook?

Whether investors have a bullish, bearish, and/or range-bound market view, defined outcome investing can help investors target outcomes that are consistent with their outlook.

Preservation Strategy. Bearish investors may find preservation strategies attractive because they seek to guard against significant declines in the reference security, while still offering participation in the upside price performance of the reference security, typically to a cap.

Buffer Strategy. Bearish investors may find buffer strategies attractive because they offer participation in the upside price participation of the reference security, typically to a cap, and a specified level of downside buffer.

Preservation Strategy. Rangebound investors may find preservation strategies attractive because they seek to guard against significant declines in the reference security, while still offering participation in the upside price performance of the reference security, typically to a cap.

Buffer Strategy. Rangebound investors may find buffer strategies attractive because they offer participation in the upside price participation of the reference security, typically to a cap, yet still a specified level of downside buffer.

Enhanced Strategy. Rangebound investors may find enhanced strategies attractive because they seek enhanced upside participation in the price performance of the reference security, typically to a cap, with no downside buffer.

Buffer Strategy. Bullish investors may find buffer strategies attractive because they offer participation in the upside price participation of the reference security, yet still a specified level of downside buffer.

Enhanced Strategy. Bullish investors may find enhanced strategies attractive because they offer enhanced upside participation in the price performance of the reference security, typically to a cap, with no downside buffer.

Why Use Defined Outcome Investing?

Defined outcome investing can be used for a variety of investment applications.

 

Learn more about how defined outcome investing may be able to help you align portfolios with your market outlook. Download our Defined Outcome Investing Basics.

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Defined outcome investing may not be suitable for all investors. Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. There is no guarantee that a defined outcome investment will achieve its objective. The ability of a defined outcome investment to provide the capped return or limited downside loss is typically dependent on investors purchasing units at the beginning of an outcome period and holding them until the last day of the period. Investors purchasing units after the outcome period has begun or redeeming units prior to its termination may experience very different results from the stated investment objective.

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