As an investor, it’s important to understand the relations between risk and returns. Some investments come with a quick return ‘promise’ while other investments may lead to a larger risk. Make sure you are aware of how to evaluate your risk appetite.
Investing inherently involves some risk; that’s just the way life works. Our job as investors is to figure out ways in which to minimize this risk. One common method that investors use to minimize risk is dollar cost averaging.
With December upon us, and 2017 nearly at end, investors might find this an ideal time to review their portfolio holdings and make necessary rebalancing changes for long term goals. This article will review the importance of rebalancing and how to accomplish this crucial portfolio management task. Continue reading Portfolio Rebalancing: December Offers a Perfect Time for This Important Portfolio Management Task
This article outlines the concept of relating leaky pipes to chronic under-performing stocks. Continue reading Leaky Pipes & Under-Performing Stocks
Craig L. Israelsen, Ph.D.
It’s time for a better “balanced” portfolio. Way back when, there were two dominant investment categories (or asset classes), namely US stock and US bonds.
Based on the results of a quiz sent out by FINRA, Millennials are significantly less financially literate than preceding generations. When asked five questions about economics and finance, only 24% could answer four or five questions correctly, compared to 38% of Generation Xers (see graph). Continue reading Millennials and Financial Literacy
Guest Blog: Sandy Gallemore, Director and Vice President for Education, InvestEd Inc.
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A mutual fund is a pool of money from many shareholders that is invested in stocks, bonds, or other investment assets. In general, mutual funds may be identified as those that charge a sales fee (load funds) and those that do not charge a sales fee (no-load funds). Many of the load funds offer several classes of shares.
While each share class of a given mutual fund has the same investment policies and objectives and includes money in the same investments, the fees associated with each class likely will cause some difference in the performance results. When a fund offers several share classes, the investor is able to select the class that best suits that investor’s goals and time horizon. The main share classes are identified as Class A shares, Class B shares, and Class C shares. Continue reading Mutual Fund Share Classes
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…
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)….