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Asset allocation is the most essential factor in building a high performing portfolio. Paying attention to the risk of each asset class allows you to create a portfolio that can beat the market in good times as well as bad.
I can’t predict the future, and neither can you. That’s why I created the Gone Fishin’ Portfolio. It’s breathtakingly simple, works like a charm and has beaten the S&P 500 every year, while taking much less risk than being fully invested in stocks.
There’s no better time than now to start saving for the future. Retirement is becoming longer and more expensive with many costs likely to come out of your own pocket. Here are 4 investment strategies to get you on the right path and give yourself an edge toward meeting your retirement goals.
An annualized average of 56% of all actively managed domestic equity funds, 59% of active U.S. large-cap equity funds, and 64% of active mid-cap equity funds underperformed broad-market indexes. [Index funds anyone? Let’s review.] Words: 895
If you really want to be sure you’re keeping pace with inflation and own assets that can survive a crisis then forget gold. [A look at the evidence] tells us that over long periods of time, investors are better off holding stocks than gold. Words: 665; Table:1
No one can predict exactly what will rise up after the collapse of the current monetary system, but here is my take on how you can do your best to prepare yourself no matter what happens.
Have you ever made a spur of the moment trading decision without fully thinking things through and later come to regret it? Do you feel like your investment decision-making process could use some help? Here’s an investing checklist you can use as a useful guide to develop a systematic, organized, and thorough approach to trading.
As history all too clearly shows, investors always do the “opposite” of what they should when it comes to investing their own money. They “buy high” as the emotion of “greed” overtakes logic and “sell low” as “fear” impairs the decision making process. Here are 5 of the most insidious biases that will keep you from achieving your long term investment goals.
What’s the key to making good investment choices? It isn’t necessary to understand the inner workings of the securities markets or the mathematical economies underlying investment theory. Instead, 10 axioms of effective investing provide the critical cornerstone for guiding investment philosophy and making decisions. [Here they are.] Words: 2155
While 36% of mutual funds, on average, have outperformed their benchmarks (after fees) over the past 10 years, the truth of the matter is that only 43% of mutual funds have outperformed the S&P 500 so far in 2015. In other words, 57% of funds are still under-performing the market this year. Here’s why.