Investing In Folios
There are risks involved in investing in any security, group of securities, or investment strategy. Past returns are no guarantee of future returns. Read Risks of Investing for more information.
Folios can be managed or unmanaged and are not registered investment companies. Folios that contain K-1 securities, such as limited partnership interests or ADRs, either directly or through ETFs or mutual funds that invest in them, may have different tax reporting cycles and tax withholding and might require us to report an investor’s personal information to issuers for tax, voting, or other special purposes. Read prospectuses and offering documents carefully. Ready-to-Go folios published by Folio Investing exclude securities of companies deemed Highest Offender by the Genocide Intervention Network, unless the Highest Offender security is held in a mutual fund or ETF that is part of the Ready-to-Go folio. Folios published or maintained by a third party may not exclude these securities.
Folio Investing does not make any determination that any investment or strategy is suitable or appropriate for any specific person. It does not review your or any investor’s investment objectives or financial situation and does not review, recommend, or determine the suitability of, or provide advice regarding any investment or investment strategy for your use. If you follow any investment or investment strategy, including a published Folio Ready-to-Go folio, you must determine for yourself whether the investment or investment strategy is suitable for you.
Services and Products of Others
Folio Investing, through its online brokerage platform, provides brokerage services that, among other things, enable members to follow trading strategies, research, and/or investment ideas developed by anyone. Distributors and authors of material that members may read or follow can be licensed or unlicensed, professional or amateur, and, unless specifically noted otherwise, are unaffiliated with Folio Investing.
Folio Investing or one of its affiliates may provide to distributors and authors technical or operational services, such as consulting on webpage design, folio construction methods, or web hosting, but the distributors and authors are solely responsible for their services, products, content, and any advertising material related to those activities, whether hosted on their websites, a third-party website with a link or reference to Folio Investing, or a website hosted or co-branded with Folio Investing. We may pay distributors’ and authors’ referral fees, per subscriber fees, content fees, or other fees, or they may pay us for use of our platform or for services we provide to them. Notwithstanding the payment of such fees, we and the distributors and authors remain independent contractors and neither is an agent, representative, or partner of the other. Neither has any right, power, or authority to enter into any agreement for or on behalf of, to incur any obligation or liability for, or to otherwise bind the other. The payment of fees does not constitute or create an association, joint venture, co-ownership, co-authorship, or partnership or impose any partnership obligation or liability upon either.
It is important that you know that Folio Investing does not endorse, review, or oversee any unaffiliated distributor’s or author’s content or website, or any of the policies, activities, products, or services offered or published by a distributor or author on any website. We do not take responsibility for, and do not approve, endorse, review, recommend or guarantee the information displayed, claims made, or securities or strategies mentioned, offered or recommended by others wherever or however published.
Use by a distributor or author of our online brokerage platform does not imply or constitute our recommendation, endorsement, approval, or oversight of such organization or its offerings, products, services, or publications or any investment or investment strategy suggested or implied by or from the distributor’s or author’s content.
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Cash Investment Products
Cash balances received in your accounts at Folio Investing are automatically swept into our Sweep Program. Cash in the Sweep Program pays interest and if held in a bank receives extended FDIC Insurance coverage or if held by us receives SIPC insurance coverage. Cash can also be allocated within any folio using the security symbol FDIC.CASH and outside of a folio in amounts over $25,000 using the security symbol FDIC.PLUS. FDIC Insurance covers both the cash and accrued interest in each account in any bank in the Sweep Program that fails. SIPC insurance applies to any amounts held by us under the Sweep Program.
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Order Routing and Execution
Folio Investing does not allow you to direct your order flow. You can read about the order execution firms we route orders to and important statistics on our order routing on our website.
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Statement of Financial Condition
Under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, Folio Investments, Inc. is required to publish its audited statement of financial condition on an annual basis and its unaudited mid-year statement of financial condition. To read the latest copy of Folio Investments, Inc.’s Statement of Financial Condition, click the corresponding link:
12/31/2018 Audited Statement of Financial Condition
06/30/2018 Unaudited Statement of Financial Condition
12/31/2017 Audited Statement of Financial Condition
06/30/2017 Unaudited Statement of Financial Condition
Business Continuity Plan
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Protection and Security
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While the stories conveyed by our customers in the testimonials that appear on our website represent the actual experience of the investor, we do not represent that everyone will have a similar experience or that the testimonial is representative of the experiences of our other customers. Results will vary. These stories should not be considered investment advice and are not a guarantee of future performance or results. We do not provide payment or other compensation for customer testimonials.
Ready-to-Go Folio (RTG) Performance
Ready-to-Go folio (RTG) performance is updated daily and includes cash distribution reinvestments. Each RTG has been funded so that the performance represents real returns. However, actual customer performance may vary from RTG performance shown on the website for a variety of reasons. No membership or trading fees (other than the indirect cost of the bid-ask spread applicable whenever a transaction is conducted) are included in reported performance. If the Ready-to-Go folio was created some time before it was funded then the returns will be a blend of funded performance and model performance. The date the RTG was funded can be found in the Performance tab on the RTG description page. If an RTG has less than one year of performance history, the Since Inception return figure is not annualized and represents an aggregate total return. Learn more about how returns are calculated.
Copyrights, Trademarks, and Patents
©2019 by Folio Financial, Inc. Folio Investing, FOLIOfn, FOLIO Advisor, Folio Institutional, Folio Client, and FOLIOfn Institutional are registered trademarks of FOLIOfn, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Brokerage services are provided by Folio Investments, Inc. whose products and services are covered under the U.S. Patents listed below as well as other related patent applications.
|9,978,103||Method and apparatus for portfolio trading using margin|
|8,275,690||Method and apparatus for enabling smaller investors or others to create and manage a portfolio of securities or other assets or liabilities on a cost effective basis|
|8,099,344||Method and apparatus for enabling individual or smaller investors or others to create and manage a portfolio of securities or other assets or liabilities on a cost effective basis|
|8,086,514||Method and apparatus for rebalancing an investment portfolio using a portfolio investment system|
|8,078,490||Method and apparatus for corporate voting|
|7,844,538||Method and apparatus for trading securities or other instruments|
|7,685,046||Method and apparatus for enabling individual or smaller investors or others to create and manage a portfolio of securities or other assets or liabilities on a cost effective basis|
|7,640,182||Method and apparatus for corporate voting|
|7,552,082||Method and apparatus for enabling individual or smaller investors or others to create and manage a portfolio of securities or other assets or liabilities on a cost effective basis|
|7,047,218||Method and apparatus for trading securities or other instruments on behalf of customers|
|6,996,539||Method and apparatus for enabling smaller investors or others to create and manage a portfolio of securities or other assets or liabilities on a cost effective basis|
|6,801,199||Method and apparatus for interacting with investors to create investment portfolios|
|6,516,303||Method, system, and apparatus for managing taxable events within a portfolio|
|6,360,210||Method and system for enabling smaller investors to manage risk in a self-managed portfolio of assets/liabilities|
|6,338,047||Method and system for investing in a group of investments that are selected based on the aggregated, individual preference of plural investors|
|6,161,098||Method and apparatus for enabling small investors with a portfolio of securities to manage taxable events within the portfolio|
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