PIMCO On Social Media
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Office address: Suite 7204, Shanghai Tower, 479 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong, Shanghai 200120, China (Unified social credit code: 91310115MA1K41MU72) is registered with Asset Management Association of China as Private Fund Manager (Registration No. P1071502, Type: Other). | PIMCO Australia Pty Ltd ABN 54 084 280 508, AFSL 246862. This publication has been prepared without taking into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of investors. Before making an investment decision, investors should obtain professional advice and consider whether the information contained herein is appropriate having regard to their objectives, financial situation and needs. To the extent it involves Pacific Investment Management Co LLC (PIMCO LLC) providing financial services to wholesale clients, PIMCO LLC is exempt from the requirement to hold an Australian financial services licence in respect of financial services provided to wholesale clients in Australia. PIMCO LLC is regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission under US laws, which differ from Australian laws. | PIMCO Japan Ltd, Financial Instruments Business Registration Number is Director of Kanto Local Finance Bureau (Financial Instruments Firm) No. 382. PIMCO Japan Ltd is a member of Japan Investment Advisers Association, The Investment Trusts Association, Japan and Type II Financial Instruments Firms Association. All investments contain risk. There is no guarantee that the principal amount of the investment will be preserved, or that a certain return will be realized; the investment could suffer a loss. All profits and losses incur to the investor. 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The PIMCO Content is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject any PIMCO Company or any of PIMCO Companies’ products or services to any authorization, registration, licensing or notification requirement within any jurisdiction outside of those jurisdictions in which the underlying financial institutions are licensed to operate. No PIMCO Content published on any PIMCO Space is an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy shares of any investment product, including without limitation, any PIMCO Company investment product or service, to any person in any jurisdiction in which an offer, solicitation, purchase or sale would be unlawful under the laws of such jurisdiction. Additionally, all PIMCO Content published on any social media platform is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as investment advice or a recommendation to invest in any particular security, strategy or investment product. PIMCO Content is not intended as a complete analysis of every material fact regarding any country, region, market, industry, strategy or investment. While PIMCO Content will regularly provide information and ideas, it does not provide specific investing, trading or product advice. References to specific securities and their issuers or other investments are not intended and should not be interpreted as recommendations to purchase, sell or hold such securities or other investments. Further, PIMCO Companies’ products and strategies may or may not include the investments referenced and, if such investments are included, no representation is being made that such investments will continue to be included. Personnel of the PIMCO Companies may or may not invest, directly or indirectly, in the specific investments and their issuers that are referenced in PIMCO Content by such personnel. The PIMCO Companies are not engaged in rendering any tax, legal or accounting advice. Please consult with a qualified professional for this type of advice.
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Third-party content is typically published in a PIMCO Space without our prior review. Third-party content in any PIMCO Space is both the view and responsibility of the third-party, not of the PIMCO Companies. Any opinions expressed or comments posted by users are solely theirs, and do not represent our views. The PIMCO Companies cannot guarantee the appropriateness, accuracy or usefulness of any third-party content or of any third-party hyperlink, nor are they responsible for any unauthorized or copyrighted materials contributed by a third-party in any PIMCO Space. The PIMCO Companies expressly disclaim any responsibility for the content, the accuracy of the information, and/or quality of products or services provided by or advertised on these third-party sites, as posted by third-parties in any PIMCO Space.
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PIMCO Companies reserve the right to remove, alter, edit or adapt any third-party content in any PIMCO Space. However, if PIMCO Companies do not remove a third-party post, it is not an endorsement of the content.
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The use of social media (or its software or materials) is at your own risk. You are responsible for protecting your account and other information when using social media. The PIMCO Companies will never ask you to share your private account information through our social media accounts. Never disclose account or other personal information on any PIMCO Space. The PIMCO Companies do not provide customer service, conduct financial transactions, or accept customer complaints through any PIMCO Space. If you share content with us, we can reuse it, and you agree that we may do so without compensation or attribution to you. Remember that the PIMCO Companies are not responsible for any content found on social media or linked websites. We do not endorse, recommend or adopt any content or linked websites other than the content posted by the PIMCO Companies.
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Important Information about Investments
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. All investments contain risk and may lose value. Investing in the bond market is subject to certain risks including market, interest-rate, issuer, credit, and inflation risk; investments may be worth more or less than the original cost when redeemed. Investing in the bond market is subject to risks, including market, interest rate, issuer, credit, inflation risk, and liquidity risk. The value of most bonds and bond strategies are impacted by changes in interest rates. Bonds and bond strategies with longer durations tend to be more sensitive and volatile than those with shorter durations; bond prices generally fall as interest rates rise, and the current low interest rate environment increases this risk. Current reductions in bond counterparty capacity may contribute to decreased market liquidity and increased price volatility. Bond investments may be worth more or less than the original cost when redeemed. Investing in foreign denominated and/or domiciled securities may involve heightened risk due to currency fluctuations, and economic and political risks, which may be enhanced in emerging markets. Commodities contain heightened risk including market, political, regulatory, and natural conditions, and may not be suitable for all investors. Equities may decline in value due to both real and perceived general market, economic, and industry conditions. Where investments involve currency exposure, changes in rates of exchange may cause the value of the investment to go up or down. The above is not intended to be a complete representation of the risks of investment. Any tax benefits referred to in any PIMCO Content are subject to change and their availability and value will depend on your individual circumstance. Such investments are not deposits or obligations of, or guaranteed or endorsed by, any bank, and are not federally insured or guaranteed by the U.S. government, the FDIC, the Federal Reserve Board or any other agency. There is no guarantee that any PIMCO Content discussing an investment strategy will work under all market conditions or will be appropriate for all investors and each investor should evaluate their ability to invest long-term, especially during periods of downturn in the market. Investors should consult their financial and/or tax advisor prior to making any investment decision. Some of the investments and services discussed in PIMCO Content may not be available in or appropriate for a retirement savings plan. Please contact your financial advisor about any investment restrictions associated with your particular plan.
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Dated: September 2021