Disclosures

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION

The Welch Group, LLC (Welch”) is an SEC-registered investment adviser located in Birmingham, Alabama.  A copy of Welch’s current written disclosure Brochure discussing our advisory services and fees continues to remain available upon request and/or on this website at www.welchgroup.com.

Welch may only transact business in those states in which it is registered or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration requirements.  Welch’s website is limited to the dissemination of general information pertaining to its advisory services, together with access to additional investment-related information, publications, and links.  Accordingly, the publication of Welch’s website on the Internet should not be construed by any consumer and/or prospective client as Welch’s solicitation to effect or attempt to effect transactions in securities, or the rendering of personalized investment advice for compensation, over the Internet.  Any subsequent, direct communication by Welch with a prospective client shall be conducted by a representative that is either registered or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration in the state where the prospective client resides.  A copy of Welch’s current written disclosure Brochure discussing Welch’s business operations, services, and fees are available from Welch upon written request.  Welch does not make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy, timeliness, suitability, completeness, or relevance of any information prepared by any unaffiliated third party, whether linked to Welch web site or incorporated herein and takes no responsibility therefore.  All such information is provided solely for convenience purposes only, and all users thereof should be guided accordingly.

Please remember that different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk, and there can be no assurance that the future performance of any specific investment or investment strategy (including those undertaken or recommended by Welch), will be profitable or equal any historical performance level(s).

Certain portions of Welch’s website (i.e., newsletters, articles, commentaries, etc.) may contain a discussion of, and/or provide access to, Welch (and those of other investment and non-investment professionals) positions and/or recommendations as of a specific prior date.  Due to various factors, including changing market conditions, such discussion may no longer be reflective of current position(s) and/or recommendation(s).  Moreover, no client or prospective client should assume that any such discussion serves as the receipt of, or a substitute for, personalized advice from Welch, or from any other investment professional.  Welch is neither an attorney nor an accountant, and no portion of the website content should be interpreted as legal, accounting, or tax advice.

Please Note: Limitations: Neither rankings and/or recognitions by unaffiliated rating services, publications, media, or other organizations, nor the achievement of any professional designation, certification, degree, or license, membership in any professional organization, or any amount of prior experience or success, should be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results if Welch is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services. Rankings published by magazines, and others, generally base their selections exclusively on information prepared and/or submitted by the recognized adviser. Rankings are generally limited to participating advisers (see participation criteria/methodology). Unless expressly indicated to the contrary, Welch did not pay a fee to be included on any such ranking. No ranking or recognition should be construed as a current or past endorsement of Welch by any of its clients. ANY QUESTIONS: Welch’s Chief Compliance Officer remains available to address any questions regarding rankings and/or recognitions, including the criteria used for any reflected ranking.

To the extent that any client or prospective client utilizes any economic calculator or similar interactive device contained within or linked to Welch’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  Welch, or from any other investment professional.

Each client and prospective client agrees, as a condition precedent to his/her/its access to Welch’s website, to release and hold harmless Welch, its officers, directors, owners, employees, and agents from any and all adverse consequences resulting from any of his/her/its actions and/or omissions which are independent of his/her/its receipt of personalized individual advice from Welch.