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Red Money

Red Money

Advantages: Potentially higher return on investment
Disadvantages: Higher risk of losing your principal
Examples: Variable annuities, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, 401(k)s, brokerage accounts, ETFs, REITs

What is Red Money?
Red money refers to our assets that move up or down with the market. Investors often chase higher returns over time, though these assets can gain or lose money, perhaps a significant amount.

The market “giveth” and the market “taketh” away — there are no protections or limits. The principal isn’t protected, and last year’s gain may be lost in a downturn of the market. While red money assets are associated with a longer time horizon, they are usually more liquid due to the “sellable” nature of securities, unless they are in a variable annuity, which offers partial withdrawals.


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Insurance services and products are offered through Bertram Financial Group LLC and Michelle E. Bertram LLC. Investment advice offered through Bertram Financial Advisor Services LLC, member FINRA & SIPC and with Redhawk Wealth Advisor, Inc. or AE Wealth Management both SEC-registered investment advisors. Bertram Financial Advisor Services, LLC. Affiliated with Redhawk Wealth Advisors or AE Wealth Management.

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