Craig L. Israelsen
It’s that time again…for a performance review of key market indexes. In addition, we’ll examine the performance of a broadly diversified 12-index portfolio model. The indexes in this analysis represent the following broad asset classes: US equities, non-US equities, real estate, resources/commodities, US bonds, non-US bonds, and cash.
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For many investors, an investment record keeping system consists of shoe boxes in a closet, unopened envelopes in a kitchen drawer, or other similar disorganized collection of investment statements. For such investors, these investment record keeping systems provide little, if any, educational benefit for managing your portfolio.
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There are several strategies that can be used to generate retirement income. One of those is the bucket theory of investing, which basically requires investors to contribute to three different buckets. There are variations to this bucket strategy of investing, so we encourage investors to find the right three-bucket approach for their specific needs. Read on to learn more about one approach…
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WHEN I STARTED writing my column for The Wall Street Journal in 1994, active money managers dominated the investment scene and index funds were struggling to get noticed. A quarter century later, most money remains actively managed, rather than indexed. The triumph of indexing is not yet complete. Continue reading Beyond Cheap
We’re all still adjusting to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the new tax plan that overhauled tax brackets for individuals as well as many standard deductions and exemptions.
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Make 2019 the year you learn to understand and manage your risk tolerance.
The beginning of a new year is an ideal time to evaluate your investment portfolio. Make time these first few weeks of 2019 to first review your long-term goals, which can be anything from finally tackling debt or building your emergency fund to stashing away money for retirement.
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As the close of 2018 quickly approaches, investor’s should start thinking ahead, reviewing and taking advantage of tax saving strategies. Here are three important tips that will help investor’s manage tax consequences, while helping to better manage their investment portfolio(s).
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Provided here is a list of websites of interest to investors…
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One important benefit of using a portfolio management and investment record keeping system is the ability to utilize and access information for improved year-end decision making, including useful tax planning, monitoring and reporting tools.
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Mutual funds are professionally managed investment groups that pool together money from individual investors.
This money is used to purchase stocks, bonds and other tradable financial assets that can generate capital gains and income for the fund participants. Each collection of securities is called an investment portfolio.
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