Current market volatility requires investors to reaffirm goals, reassess investments and rebalance portfolios with the goal of sound, long-term portfolio management. By identifying risk characteristics, return goals and time horizon, investor’s are able to balance their portfolio to properly match asset allocations (cash, bonds, stocks, other) to reach these goals.
Warren Buffet has said “Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years.” This pretty much sums up the Buy and Hold strategy. It can be defined as perhaps the most straightforward, passive portfolio management strategy…
As investors build their investment portfolio, it is important to maintain a proper allocation to targeted goals for investment types (cash, fixed income, stocks, etc.), depending on the investor’s tolerance for risk. Investment Account Manager includes some guidelines that may help investors with setting their investment objectives.
Financial lingo can be a little convoluted, intricate and downright torturous. Often times we think we know what something means, when in reality we have no idea. We here at Investment Account Manager want to clear the air for you and make your experience with our software an easy and enjoyable one.
You’ve probably been told before to prepare for the unexpected, and that’s good advice. And being prepared for the unexpected includes your finances as well. In the event of a job loss, medical expense, or other form of unexpected financial damage, it’s important to have an emergency fund. So once you’ve asked yourself what’s the worst thing that could happen to you financially, you’ll need to figure out what you’d need should disaster strike…
Those who deal in mutual funds, much like the clients investing with them, are out to make money. There are a variety of different ways they do this, and one of them is through something called a sales load.
The basic idea behind investing is to grow your assets, of course. However, there are certain factors involved in the entire investment process that can take a chunk out of your expected investment returns. Investment fees are one notorious factor, so we decided that we’d look through some of the basics on expense ratios and their potential impact on investment performance…
Like many aspects of society, Wall Street has bred its own mythology. Some of these myths about the stock market are quite harmless, but some can have deep financial consequences for those who subscribe to them.
One of the biggest myths of the stock market is that what goes down, must go back up (and its corollary, what goes up, must come down)….
News of “penny stocks” has probably invaded the sides of your browser at some point with news of some (supposed) penny stock millionaire. But what, exactly, are these penny stocks, and is it a worthwhile investing venue?