Have you suffered losses in Fidelity Spartan Long-term Treasury Bond index fund? If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you.
Fidelity Spartan Long-Term Treasury Bond index fund is a bond fund that invests primarily in long duration bonds. As such, the fund is exposed to credit risk associated with an increase in interest rates.
When interest rates rise, the value of long term bonds sold at lower interest rates decrease. The longer the maturity of the bond the greater the decrease. Long term duration bond funds like the Fidelity Spartan Long-Term Treasury Bond index fund are exposed to the risk of increasing interest rates and as rates increase the value of the fund will likely decrease. Many bond investors are unaware of this risk and assume that their bond investments are their “safe” investments.
Before recommending a bond investment, a financial advisor, at minimum, is required to disclose: (1) the bond’s current price, (2) the commissions or markups that must be paid to acquire the bond, (3) an explanation of the call provisions for the bond (if applicable), (4) the current yield, the yield to maturity, and the yield to call the bond, (5) the amount and timing of the bond payments, and, most importantly, (6) the risk of default or devaluation of that particular bond’s value.
If your financial advisor failed to adequately disclose the risk of investing in Fidelity Spartan Long-Term Treasury Bond index fund, you may be able to recover your losses through a FINRA arbitration claim.
For a free consultation with a securities attorney, please call The White Law Group at 312/238-9650.
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