what is asset allocation

Investing Basics: What Is Asset Allocation?

Investment advisors often talk to their clients about “asset allocation” without much explanation. Too bad, because it’s worth your while as a retirement investor to understand what asset allocation is … Read more

Posted on March 19, 2015 by
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Index Funds Work Better Together

“Buy an index fund, and then go to sleep for 50 years.” Sound advice in many ways. But is it the best plan to buy just a U.S. broad stock … Read more

Posted on October 17, 2014 by
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Build A Perfect Long-Term Portfolio

Most people, if asked, would prefer not to think about investing. Sure, a small minority of folks love talking money and stocks, but for the majority of us the topic is boring, … Read more

Posted on October 3, 2014 by

Diversification: Your Portfolio’s Superpower

If you’ve ever been a fan of comic books or the latest Hollywood-movie versions of those stories, you know how the standard superhero tale goes. He’s a normal enough guy (or … Read more

Posted on September 17, 2014 by

Isn’t Diversification Just Giving Up?

Diversification is one of those investing ideas people like to say makes sense but few really put into practice. Which is a shame, because it’s a powerful retirement tool. People dismiss diversification … Read more

Posted on August 22, 2014 by

You Should Be Investing Like A Kid Again

The wonderful thing about youth is how limitless it feels. Unaware and uncompromised by the realities of risk, we are more daring when we are young. We also fall down … Read more

Posted on August 8, 2014 by

3 Fundamental Investments You Need

A safe, sound retirement investment plan is made up of a lot of building blocks, literally thousands of investments at a time. But it can be broken down into three … Read more

Posted on May 23, 2014 by

How Dividend Payments Build Long-Term Wealth

A lot of investors focus on the price of a stock they might buy, and reasonably so. They hope to buy while the stock is cheap and sell it after … Read more

Posted on May 7, 2014 by
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How To Prosper In A Stock Market Panic

The stock market panic of 2007 and 2008 was epic, truly a stunning fall. And we’ve almost completely forgotten about it. And that’s pretty much normal. Investors are an optimistic … Read more

Posted on March 10, 2014 by
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Investing Basics: Building A Portfolio

Retirement investors often hear that they should build a portfolio, rather than picking stocks based on tips and gut feelings. Easy to say and, for a long time, it was hard … Read more

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