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4Thought Takes #1 Out of 407 Investment Managers

We’re pleased to announce that 4Thought ranked #1 and #2 in Morningstar’s “World Stock” Separate Account category for calendar year 2016 performance out of 407 investment management firms (as of 12/31/16).


Thematic Systematic Investing Top 1% – 1-Year percentile ranking out of 407 World Stock managers as of 12/31/16
#1 – 1-Year absolute ranking out of 407 World Stock managers as of 12/31/16

Number1.pngGlobal Thematic Accumulation Top 1% – 1-Year percentile ranking out of 407 World Stock managers as of 9/30/16
#2 – 1-Year absolute ranking out of 407 World Stock managers as of 12/31/16 


This means that our tiny “David” of a firm beat every “Goliath” household name investment firm you regularly hear about in the news – twice at the same time.

4Thought Separate Accounts also ranked in the top 25% for 10 out of 18 strategies offered as of 12/31/16. 

For those of you that have supported us up to this point, we are grateful. For those of you that have considered investing with us but have not yet done so, you may be pleased to hear that we’ve just lowered our minimum investment all the way down to $500.00 per account ($10,000 for IRAs), making top-of-class management available even to the small-time investor (and at a low cost – 0.55% per year).  


Top Performing Accounts and Lower Investment Minimums

To learn more about how we’re able to do this while so many other firms can’t, or if you’d like to conveniently open your account online, please contact us today. 


Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Investment advisory services and Separately Managed Accounts offered through 4Thought Financial Group Inc., an SEC Registered Investment Adviser. The rankings provided are based on Gross of fees returns for the period ended 12/31/16, amongst managers reporting to Morningstar for the full time period referenced. 4Thought Financial Group Inc. claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®)*. The verification report is available upon request. For a list of composite descriptions or to obtain a fully compliant GIPS Performance Disclosure Presentation please email 4Thought at info@4tfg.com. The GIPS firm definition excludes any third party asset management programs over which 4Thought maintains oversight advisory agreements on behalf of its clients, any arrangements under which 4Thought provides recommendations for client self-implementation, and any assets under advisory but not under direct management (in which 4Thought provides allocation changes or trading signals to third party firms but does not take discretion over the trading of client accounts).  The referenced composites include only discretionary accounts under management. Accounts enter each composite upon the first full month under management. Results are calculated internally by 4Thought and the firm is verified as compliant by a third party verification firm. Results are based on fully discretionary accounts under management, including those accounts no longer with the firm. Policies for valuing portfolios, calculating performance, and preparing compliant presentations are available upon request.

Rankings and ratings provided are based on gross-of-fees returns, and therefore the deduction of fees is not reflected in this data or in the data of competitors to which 4Thought’s composites are compared. All-inclusive/Bundled/Wrap fee accounts pay a fee based on a percentage of assets under management. Other than brokerage commissions this fee includes investment management, portfolio monitoring, consulting services, and in some cases, custodial services. Wrap/Bundled fee accounts make up 100% of 4Thought’s composites for all periods shown. Wrap fee schedules are provided by independent wrap sponsors and are available upon request from the respective wrap sponsor. The total wrap fee incurred by end-user investors varies between 0.55% and 1.85%, depending on the wrap sponsor and any additional markup added by advisors serving the client.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The value of an investment may fall as well as rise. Investor principal is not guaranteed, and investors may not receive the full amount of their principal upon making withdrawals from their account if asset values have fallen. Investments in Separately Managed Accounts are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value. Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the composite description and 4Thought's Form ADV Part 2, which can be obtained from 4tfg.com or by calling (516) 300-1617, and should be read carefully before investing. The strategy(ies) referenced use investment techniques with risks that are different and in addition to the risks ordinarily associated with equity investments. Such techniques include active management risks, non-diversified/concentration risks, unconstrained asset allocation risks, high portfolio turnover risks, exchange traded fund risks, debt securities risks, currency risks, and foreign investment risks, which may increase volatility and may increase costs and lower performance.

© 2017 Morningstar. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Securities offered through American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc. (APFS) Member FINRA/SIPC. This data, provided by a 3rd party, is for informational purposes only. American Portfolios Financial Services Inc. (APFS) and/or American Portfolios Advisors, Inc. (APA) makes no claim as to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or fitness of the data. APFS/APA assumes no liability at all for any action taken in reliance on the data. 4Thought Financial Group, Inc. is not affiliated with APFS and or APA.

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