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The Mutual Fund Store is a nationwide system of registered investment advisers, which include affiliated companies and independently owned and operated franchises. Individual Stores are SEC or state registered investment advisers. Each Store can offer investment advisory services to prospective and existing clients in the state where the Store is located, while a number of Stores may also offer advisory services in nearby or other states. The adviser may not transact business in states where it is not appropriately registered, excluded or exempted from registration. Individualized responses to persons that involve either the effecting of transactions in securities, or the rendering of personalized investment advice for compensation, will not be made without registration or exemption. If you are a resident of a state that doesn’t have a Store, contact the Store nearest you for information about whether it offers investment advisory services in your state. 

The Mutual Fund Research Center®, a registered investment adviser, provides asset allocation and mutual fund recommendations, as well as market and economic research to each Store in The Mutual Fund Store organization and their advisors. This includes the Store that provides you with advisory services. The Mutual Fund Store advisors provide independent, fee-based, investment advisory and asset management services, which include developing and implementing customized portfolios for clients based on their unique financial situation and ability to tolerate risk associated with investments in securities. Adam Bold is Founder and Chairman of the company stores, including The Mutual Fund Research Center®. Chris Bouffard is Chief Investment Officer of The Mutual Fund Research Center.

The Mutual Fund Research Center produces and distributes a radio show titled The Mutual Fund Show®, a nationally syndicated radio show dedicated to mutual fund investing. The Mutual Fund Show is sponsored by independently owned and operated Mutual Fund Store franchisees and affiliated Mutual Fund Stores located throughout the United States. The Mutual Fund Store in your area is a sponsor of the Mutual Fund Show. The Mutual Fund Show airs weekly in markets across the country where Mutual Fund Stores also are located.

Smart 401k is a registered investment adviser, which provides independent investment recommendations for employer sponsored retirement plans. Smart401k is under common ownership with The Mutual Fund Store.

The Mutual Fund Store and Smart401k are separate but affiliated companies. They are not responsible for each other’s services or policies. Each entity is its own separate entity that provides services for its client independent from the other. Prospects or clients may directly retain the services of Smart401k.

The investment advisory services provided by each Mutual Fund Store serve the needs of its individual clients and may or may not include funds mentioned on The Mutual Fund Show. Mutual Fund Show listeners should not consider any Mutual Fund Show discussion of a specific fund as a recommendation that they purchase that fund. A decision to purchase a mutual fund should be made carefully after consultation with an investment advisor or after carefully reading the prospectus for that fund. The decision should occur after an evaluation of that fund’s objectives, then comparing those to your personal situation, including your objectives, investment time horizon, and risk tolerance. Mutual funds, like all securities, are subject to market and other risks. The amount realized from the sale of mutual fund shares may be less than the amount paid to purchase those shares.

The opinions and performance information on funds discussed on The Mutual Fund Show are specific to the dates of the discussions; subsequent and prior opinions and performance may differ. The recommendations are the opinions of the radio show host, are based on a specific situation, and may not be appropriate in all circumstances.

The opinions provided in interviews are specific to the dates the interviews occurred; subsequent and prior opinions may differ. The opinions expressed are those of the interviewee and are general in nature; they should not be interpreted as specific advice for your investments or portfolio. Before making any investment decisions, please contact a financial advisor. For more information on a fund manager or mutual fund, see the latest prospectus for that mutual fund.

Video and audio clips are provided by The Mutual Fund Store and are for educational purposes only. Certain audio clips are provided by The Mutual Fund Show, which is produced by The Mutual Fund Research Center.

The fund research and analysis provided by The Mutual Fund Research Center to franchisees and affiliated Stores is considered non-discretionary investment advisory services, and is comprised principally of mutual fund and asset allocation recommendations. All franchisee and affiliated Mutual Fund Stores receive the same information. Each Mutual Fund Store independently implements these investment recommendations on a discretionary basis for each of its clients, taking into account each client’s circumstances and investment objectives. Individuals who invest with their local Mutual Fund Store will incur advisory fees, but not loads, in addition to the management fees and other expenses charged by the mutual fund companies.

You can request a list of mutual funds recommended by The Mutual Fund Research Center as of the most recent calendar quarter for The Mutual Fund Store franchisees and affiliated Mutual Fund Stores, and which may have been referenced on The Mutual Fund Show.

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Information on this website is not considered a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell any security. Investing in securities, including mutual funds, involves risk including the risk of loss. Investment return and principal value of a mutual fund investment will fluctuate and may be worth more or less than the original investment. Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, and expenses of a fund carefully before investing. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Before investing in a mutual fund, request and review the fund’s prospectus or consult with a professional fee-based financial advisor.

Information and interactive calculators are made available to you as self-help tools for your independent use and are not intended to provide investment advice. We cannot and do not guarantee their applicability or accuracy in regards to your individual circumstances. All examples are hypothetical and are for illustrative purposes. To the extent that any client or prospective client utilizes any calculator or similar device contained within or linked to The Mutual Fund Store’s website, the client and/or prospective client acknowledges and understands that the information resulting from the use of any such calculator/device, is not, and should not be construed, in any manner whatsoever, as the receipt of, or a substitute for, personalized individual advice from The Mutual Fund Store. Contact one of our investment advisors for more complete information based on personal circumstances and to obtain personalized individual investment advice.