The Science of Accounting Meets the Art of Investing.
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Forensic accounting, also referred to as financial statement analysis, uses publicly available financial reports to search for the “red flags” of aggressive accounting practices that some companies have been found to employ. Red flags often indicate underlying business problems and will usually end up reflected in the price of a company’s stock.
Types of red flags identified by forensic accounting may include:
Fictitious Revenue | Accelerated Revenue Recognition | Inventory Issues
Unsustainable Margin Expansion | Financial Ratio Adjustments
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FLAG-Forensic Accounting Long-Short ETF (“FLAG”) was developed to offer the potential benefits of financial statement analysis to investors. FLAG seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of The Forensic Accounting Long-Short Index.
|ETF Info||As of: 01/18/2019|
|Number of Holdings||182|
Exchange Traded Concepts, LLC serves as the investment advisor, and Vident Investment Advisory serves as a sub advisor to the fund. The Funds are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co., which is not affiliated with Exchange Traded Concepts, LLC or any of its affiliates. Check the background of SIDCO on FINRA’s BrokerCheck. WeatherStorm Capital™ have been licensed for use by Exchange Traded Concepts, LLC. FLAG Funds are not sponsored, endorsed, issued, sold, or promoted by IDS, nor does this company make any representations regarding the advisability of investing in the FLAG Funds.
Carefully consider the Fund's investment objectives, risk factors, charges and expenses before investing. This and additional information can be found in the Fund's prospectus, which may be obtained by visiting www.flagetf.com. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.
The Fund's short sales effectively leverage the Fund's assets. It is possible that the Fund may lose money on both long and short positions at the same time. If the Fund sells a security short and subsequently has to buy the security back at a higher price, the Fund will lose money on the transaction. The amount the Fund could lose on a short sale is theoretically unlimited (as compared to a long position, where the maximum loss is the amount invested).
Investments involve risk. Principal loss is possible. The Funds have the same risks as the underlying securities traded on the exchange throughout the day at market price. The Fund’s investments will be concentrated in an industry or group of industries to the extent the Index is so concentrated, and the Index is expected to be concentrated in real estate-related industries. The composition of the Index is heavily dependent on a proprietary quantitative model as well as information and data supplied by third parties (“Models and Data”). The Fund is a recently organized, non-diversified management investment company with no operating history. As a result, prospective investors have no track record or history on which to base their investment decision. the Fund will be considered to be non-diversified, which means that it may invest more of its assets in the securities of a single issuer or a smaller number of issuers than if it were a diversified fund. The Fund is expected to invest substantially all of its assets in real estate-related companies. Investments in real estate companies involve unique risks. Real estate companies, including REITs, may have limited financial resources, may trade less frequently and in limited volume, and may be more volatile than other securities. The risks of investing in real estate companies include certain risks associated with the direct ownership of real estate and the real estate industry in general. Securities in the real estate sector are subject to the risk that the value of their underlying real estate may go down. The equity securities of smaller companies have historically been subject to greater investment risk than securities of larger companies.
Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect from loss in a declining market.
1 Correlation is a mutual relationship or connection between two or more things.