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Are Bonds and Bond Funds Safe Investments?

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When we build an investment portfolio it should include a mix of higher risk securities as well as safer investments. This usually divides the portfolio neatly between stocks and bonds. And with mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETF’s) being so popular, that usually means stock funds and bond funds. But are bond funds really … Read moreAre Bonds and Bond Funds Safe Investments?

3 Problems with High Turnover Ratio Mutual Funds

Just like Football, high turnover is bad for you and good for the other team. Investing in mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETF’s) with high turnover ratios involves paying a substantial amount in transaction fees and other costs. This means these investments are at a performance disadvantage, and they could cost you money in other … Read more3 Problems with High Turnover Ratio Mutual Funds

Risk Tolerance and How It Affects Your Investment Strategy

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When it comes to investing we can look at all the metrics we like in regard to an individual investment, a group of investments or an entire market. Even if we like what we see, there’s one more factor that has to be considered: risk tolerance. This is where we begin to introduce personal factors … Read moreRisk Tolerance and How It Affects Your Investment Strategy

Why Investment Diversification Doesn’t Always Work

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Diversification. We hear that word a lot when it comes to investing; it’s almost an article of investment faith. On paper, diversification always works, and in the right hands, it can work fabulously. But is it right for everyone? I’m going to step out of the box of conventional investment thinking and say that diversification … Read moreWhy Investment Diversification Doesn’t Always Work