Stocks, Bonds & Mutual Funds

A quick guide to a variety of important investment vehicles
  • Long-term growth 
  • Tax-exempt options*
  • Independent advice

Access all of the ingredients to create a financial plan that meets your financial goals.‚Äč

Investors can leverage our strong knowledge of financial instruments as they shape their strategies.

You'll be a better investor if you know more about these financial tools. Rest assured, we'll be doing our homework as well. Our Wealth Management team carefully evaluates each of these solutions, along with current market conditions, before we attempt to recommend the appropriate mix for your investment objectives.

Stocks and Unit Investment Trusts (UITs)

  • Investors interested in long-term growth potential should consider devoting part of their portfolio to equities.
  • Unit Investment Trusts are a portfolio of professionally selected securities that ar held for a specified period of time.
  • Equity UITs tend to be a "buy-and-hold" investments. Securities in the UIT portfolio are typically held for a pre-determined time to generate dividends and capital gains for investors.
  • As the UIT reaches maturity and returns principal to the investor, the proceeds can be rolled over into a new UIT or invested elsewhere.

Municipal, Corporate and Government Bonds

  • Bonds are tax-exempt debt obligations issued by states, cities, towns, municipalities, municipal authorities and governmental entities.
  • The interest earned on municipal and government bonds is generally free of federal income taxes and also may be free of state or local income taxes, if purchased by residents of the issuing state.
  • In contrast to Equity Unit Investment Trusts, Bond Unit Investment Trusts typically make a one-time "public offering" of only a specific, fixed number of units.

Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds

  • Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds are investment vehicles that pool funds from investors for the purpose of investing in securities such as stocks, bonds, money market instruments and other similar assets.
  • First Bank Wealth Management does not offer proprietary funds, so we are able to offer independent advice regarding various mutual fund investment options and fund families.
  • We offer access to a variety of low and no-cost investment options.
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