1. Tax-smart (i.e., tax-sensitive) investment management techniques (including tax-loss harvesting) are applied in managing certain taxable accounts on a limited basis, at the discretion of the portfolio manager primarily with respect to determining when assets in a client's account should be bought or sold. As the discretionary portfolio manager, Strategic Advisers LLC ("Strategic Advisers") may elect to sell assets in an account at any time. A client may have a gain or loss when assets are sold. There are no guarantees as to the effectiveness of the tax-sensitive investment techniques applied in serving to reduce or minimize a client's overall tax liabilities, or as to the tax results that may be generated by a given transaction. Strategic Advisers does not currently invest in tax-deferred products, such as variable insurance products, or in tax-managed funds, but may do so in the future if it deems such to be appropriate for a client. Strategic Advisers does not actively manage for alternative minimum taxes; state or local taxes; foreign taxes on non-U.S. investments; federal tax rules applicable to entities; or estate, gift, or generation-skipping transfer taxes. Strategic Advisers relies on information provided by clients in an effort to provide tax-sensitive investment management, and does not offer tax advice. Except where Fidelity Personal Trust Company (FPTC) is serving as trustee, clients are responsible for all tax liabilities arising from transactions in their accounts, for the adequacy and accuracy of any positions taken on tax returns, for the actual filing of tax returns, and for the remittance of tax payments to taxing authorities.
2. The advisory fee does not cover charges resulting from trades effected with or through broker-dealers other than Fidelity Investments affiliates, mark-ups or mark-downs by broker-dealers, transfer taxes, exchange fees, regulatory fees, odd-lot differentials, handling charges, electronic fund and wire transfer fees, or any other charges imposed by law or otherwise applicable to your account. You will also incur underlying expenses associated with the investment vehicles selected.
3. We believe that appropriate diversification is of primary importance and apply tax-smart investing techniques as a secondary consideration. Accordingly, clients who fund an account with appreciated securities should understand that we could sell such securities notwithstanding that the sale may trigger significant tax consequences within an account managed with tax-smart investing techniques.
All indexes are unmanaged, and performance of the indexes includes reinvestment of dividends and interest income, unless otherwise noted. Indexes are not illustrative of any particular investment, and it is not possible to invest directly in an index. Securities indices are not subject to fees and expenses typically associated with managed accounts or investment funds.
Fidelity Developed ex North America Focus Index (Net) is a float-adjusted market capitalization-weighted index designed to reflect the performance of the developed international equity market, including large-capitalization stocks.
Fidelity does not provide legal or tax advice. The information herein is general and educational in nature and should not be considered legal or tax advice. Tax laws and regulations are complex and subject to change, which can materially impact investment results. Fidelity cannot guarantee that the information herein is accurate, complete, or timely. Fidelity makes no warranties with regard to such information or results obtained by its use, and disclaims any liability arising out of your use of, or any tax position taken in reliance on, such information. Consult an attorney or tax professional regarding your specific situation.
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Stock markets are volatile and can fluctuate significantly in response to company, industry, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments. Investing in stock involves risks, including the loss of principal. Foreign securities are subject to interest rate, currency exchange rate, economic, and political risks.
Fidelity® Strategic Disciplines provides discretionary investment management for a fee. Fidelity® Strategic Disciplines includes the Fidelity® Equity-Income Strategy, the Fidelity® U.S. Large Cap Equity Strategy, the Fidelity® Tax-Managed U.S. Equity Index Strategy, the Fidelity® International Equity Strategy, the Fidelity® Tax-Managed International Equity Index Strategy, the Fidelity® Core Bond Strategy, the Fidelity® Intermediate Municipal Strategy, and the Breckinridge Intermediate Municipal Strategy. Advisory services offered by Fidelity Personal and Workplace Advisors LLC (FPWA), a registered investment adviser. Brokerage services provided by Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC (FBS), and custodial and related services provided by National Financial Services LLC (NFS), each a member NYSE and SIPC. FPWA, FBS, and NFS are Fidelity Investments companies.
FPWA has engaged Strategic Advisers LLC, a registered investment adviser and a Fidelity Investments company, to provide the day-to-day discretionary portfolio management of Fidelity® Equity Income Strategy, Fidelity® U.S. Large Cap Equity Strategy, Fidelity® International Equity Strategy, Fidelity® Tax-Managed International Equity Index Strategy and Fidelity® Tax-Managed U.S. Equity Index Strategy accounts, including investment selection and trade execution, subject to FPWA’s oversight. Strategic Advisers LLC implements trades for Fidelity® Equity Income Strategy Fidelity® International Equity Strategy and Fidelity® U.S. Large Cap Equity Strategy accounts based on the model portfolio of investments it receives from its affiliate, Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC, but may select investments for an account that differ from Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC's model.
FPWA has engaged Breckinridge Capital Advisors, Inc. to provide the day-to-day discretionary portfolio management of Breckinridge Intermediate Municipal Strategy accounts, including investment selection and trade execution, subject to FPWA's oversight. Breckinridge is an independent registered investment adviser and is not affiliated with any Fidelity Investments company.
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