* Strategic Advisers, Inc. (SAI), applies tax-sensitive investment management techniques in the Fidelity® Tax-Managed U.S. Equity Index Strategy, including "tax-loss harvesting," at its discretion, solely with respect to determining when assets in a client's account should be bought or sold. As a discretionary investment manager, SAI may elect to sell assets in an account at any time. A client may have a gain or loss when assets are sold. SAI does not currently invest in tax-deferred products, such as variable insurance products, or in tax-managed funds in its separately managed accounts, but may do so in the future if it deems such to be appropriate for a client. SAI does not actively manage for alternative minimum taxes; state or local taxes; foreign taxes on non-U.S. investments; or estate, gift, or generation-skipping transfer taxes. SAI relies on information provided by clients in an effort to provide tax-sensitive management and does not offer tax advice. SAI can make no guarantees as to the effectiveness of the tax-sensitive management 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.
For taxable accounts, Fidelity® Equity-Income Strategy may apply tax-sensitive investment management techniques on a limited basis at Strategic Advisers' discretion, primarily with respect to determining when assets in a client's account should be bought or sold. As a discretionary investment management service, any assets contributed to an investor's account that Fidelity® Equity-Income Strategy does not elect to retain may be sold at any time after contribution. An investor may have a gain or loss when assets are sold.
Clients in our separately managed accounts 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.
An SMA is not intended to provide a complete investment program. You are responsible for appropriate diversification of assets held outside your SMA.
Generally, among asset classes, stocks are more volatile than bonds or short-term instruments and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments. Although the bond market is also volatile, lower-quality debt securities including leveraged loans generally offer higher yields compared to investment grade securities, but also involve greater risk of default or price changes. Foreign markets can be more volatile than U.S. markets due to increased risks of adverse issuer, political, market or economic developments, all of which are magnified in emerging markets.
The municipal market can be affected by adverse tax, legislative or political changes and the financial condition of the issuers of municipal securities. Interest income generated by municipal bonds is generally expected to be exempt from federal income taxes and, if the bonds are held by an investor resident in the state of issuance, state and local income taxes. Such interest income may be subject to federal and/or state alternative minimum taxes. Investing in municipal bonds for the purpose of generating tax-exempt income may not be appropriate for investors in all tax brackets. Generally, tax-exempt municipal securities are not appropriate holdings for tax advantaged accounts such as IRAs and 401(k)s.
The advisory fee does not cover charges resulting from trades effected with or through broker-dealers other than affiliates of Strategic Advisers, 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.
Strategic Advisers, Inc., and Breckinridge Capital Advisors, Inc., are independent entities and are not legally affiliated.
Strategic Advisers, Inc., and BlackRock Investment Management, LLC, are independent entities and are not legally affiliated. Strategic Advisers, Inc., is the investment manager for client accounts and implements trades for the accounts based on the model portfolio of investments it receives from BlackRock Investment Management, LLC. Strategic Advisers may select investments for an account that differ from BlackRock Investment Management's model.
BlackRock® Diversified Income Portfolio is a service offered through Strategic Advisers, Inc., a registered investment adviser and a Fidelity Investments company. This service provides discretionary money management for a fee.
Brokerage services are provided by Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC. Custody and other services are provided by National Financial Services LLC. Both are Fidelity Investments companies and Members of NYSE and SIPC.