An investment in an equity portfolio should be made with an understanding of the risks associated with an investment in common stocks including the risk that the financial condition of the issuers of the equities or the general condition of the stock market may worsen.
A portfolio which is concentrated in an individual sector is subject to additional risks, including limited diversification.
Because the portfolio is concentrated in companies headquartered, or with a significant presence,
in Canada, the portfolio may present more risks than a portfolio which is broadly diversified over
Closed-end funds are subject to various risks, including management's ability to meet the fund's investment objective, and to manage the fund's portfolio when the underlying securities are redeemed or sold, during periods of market turmoil and as investors' perceptions regarding the funds or their underlying investments change. Unlike open-end funds, which trade at prices based on a current determination of the fund's net asset value, closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount to their net asset value in the secondary market. Certain closed-end funds may employ the use of leverage which increases the volatility of such funds.
The companies engaged in the energy sector are subject to price and supply fluctuations caused by international politics, energy conservation, taxes, price controls, and other regulatory policies of various governments.
An investment in securities of foreign issuers should be made with an understanding of the additional risks involved, such as currency fluctuations, political risk, withholding, the lack of adequate financial information, and exchange control restrictions impacting foreign issuers.
The value of income and/or royalty trusts may be influenced by factors that are not within the portfolio's control, including the financial performance of the respective issuers, interest rates, exchange rates, commodity prices (which will vary and are determined by supply and demand factors, including weather and general economic and political conditions), the hedging policies employed by such issuers, issues relating to the regulation of the energy industry and operational risks relating to the energy industry.
Options are subject to various risks including that their value may be adversely affected if the market for the option becomes less liquid or smaller. In addition, options will be affected by changes in the value and dividend rates of the stock subject to the option, an increase in interest rates, a change in the actual and perceived volatility of the stock market and the common stock and the remaining time to expiration.
The value of the securities held by the trust may be subject to steep declines or increased volatility due to changes in performance or perception of the issuers.
Income distributions per unit will vary with changes in dividends received on the underlying securities and with changes in the trust's fees and expenses. Principal distributions per unit will be made only when the trust receives principal cash and will therefore vary. Both income and principal distributions may be affected by the sale of securities in the portfolio. Refer to the prospectus for a further discussion of the factors which could affect income and principal distributions.
This product information does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities in any state to any person to whom it is not lawful to make such an offer. Sales of any of these securities must include prospectus delivery and the services of a retail broker/dealer duly licensed in the appropriate states.
Not FDIC Insured, Not Bank Guaranteed and May Lose Value.