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Portfolio

Sunday, October 31, 2010

This Simple Step Could Save Your Investment Portfolio / Portfolio / Risk Analysis

By: Jared_Levy

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJust about every stockbroker, financial advisor or money manager worth their weight in salt knows that diversification is a major way to us to manage investment risk.

But here's what most -- professionals and retail investors alike fail to remember: Diversification doesn't just mean choosing to invest in different companies that do different things and that's it. Creating real diversity and ultimately protecting your investment portfolio involves a little more work, which amazingly, most professionals still get wrong.

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Portfolio

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Investor Portfolio Diversification is Dead / Portfolio / Investing 2010

By: INO

Shocking new market research indicates

DIVERSIFICATION DOESN’T WORK ANYMORE.

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Portfolio

Saturday, September 18, 2010

A Value Investors View of Portfolio Risk vs. Diversification / Portfolio / Risk Analysis

By: Hans_Wagner

Diversification is the one of the ways to reduce risk, or so we learned. While a properly diversified portfolio might reduce your risk of loss, it also lowers the chance you have to achieve market-beating returns.

If you are a value investor, you find that your approach already reduces your risk of loss without having to resort to various diversification schemes.

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Portfolio

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ramp Up Your Stocks Portfolio’s Growth with Dividend Reinvestment Plans / Portfolio / Dividends

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLarry D. Spears writes: With interest rates near all-time lows and equity markets in flux for much of the past decade, dividends have become an increasingly attractive feature for stock investors. But, while it's always nice to receive those quarterly checks, dividends do little to help you grow your wealth if all you do is spend the money as it comes in.

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Portfolio

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

How to 'Stress Test' Your Investment Portfolio / Portfolio / Learning to Invest

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJack Barnes writes: Back when I was a portfolio manager, I was always looking at ways to "stress test" my portfolio. In other words, I was on the constant lookout for ways to hedge my holdings, guard against risk, and to anticipate anything the market could throw at the stocks, bonds, options and other investments contained in my portfolio.

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Portfolio

Monday, June 14, 2010

Managed Closed End Funds --- Solid Income Investments in Liquid Form / Portfolio / Investment Funds

By: Steve_Selengut

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleA Closed End Fund (CEF) is a publicly traded investment company that invests in a variety of securities such as stocks, bonds, preferred stocks, real estate, mortgages, oil and gas royalties, etc. The variety of sectors, classifications, and geographical representation is every bit as confusing as it is with traditional funds, but the advantages are easy to understand.

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Portfolio

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Stocks Portfolio Relative Returns vs. Absolute Returns / Portfolio / Investing 2010

By: Money_and_Markets

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMonty Agarwal writes: The term “relative returns” refers to returns as compared to a benchmark index. Most money managers, such as mutual funds, will aim to produce returns that beat a benchmark, e.g. the S&P 500 or the Nasdaq 100.

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Portfolio

Friday, January 08, 2010

Investors Search for Income, Preferred Stocks Secret / Portfolio / Dividends

By: Andy_Sutton

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOne thing that is unlikely to change as we begin a new year and decade is the fact that savers continue to sit in the corner wearing the proverbial dunce cap. They’re an often unmentioned casualty in a world of bailouts, big government spending, and general financial irresponsibility.  In a normal, healthy economy, savers would be the focus of attention. In our deviant economy, however, where more people are employed by government than goods-producing industries, savers are disregarded. Harsh words? Absolutely. Certainly no one in charge has actually come out and said it, but as the old adage goes, actions speak much louder than words.

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Portfolio

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Stock Market Portfolio Risk Management / Portfolio / Investing 2010

By: Hans_Wagner

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOne of the most basic tenets of portfolio risk management is, do not lose money. Understanding the risk, you are assuming and how you intend to mitigate this risk is what separates successful investors from those that never make any money.

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Portfolio

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Investor Long-Term U.S. Stock Bond Portfolio Allocation Results / Portfolio / Investing 2010

By: Richard_Shaw

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs you think about your asset allocation and return expectations, you should take multiple historical periods into consideration, as well as  current and forward conditions.  The  basic bonds to stocks mix in a portfolio is one of the primary drivers of overall portfolio return.

Short-term data is easy to access.  Long-term data is somewhat more difficult for many investors to find.  We’ll leave the current and forward conditions to you in this article, but this data may be helpful with respect to history.

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Portfolio

Monday, November 09, 2009

Very Long-Term Portfolio Asset Allocation Analysis Results / Portfolio / Investing 2009

By: Richard_Shaw

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleNobody has the time or patience to wait 82 years to experience the long-term, but if they did (or if they wanted to bet on the future based on the long-term past), here is how a simple allocation between the S&P 500 index and the U.S. Aggregate Bond index worked out from 1926 through 2008.

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Portfolio

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Do You Really Have a Diversified Portfolio? / Portfolio / Learning to Invest

By: Andrew_Abraham

I have heard so many times when speaking to investors that they have a diversified portfolio. I ask further and I have been told that they maintain a diversified portfolio of stocks consisting of both domestic and international companies. My immediate question is, are you really reducing your risk? Especially in these times it is paramount to have a diversified portfolio and try to mitigate some of inherent risks.

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Portfolio

Thursday, October 08, 2009

A Simple, Incredible System that's Beaten the Market by 10% a Year / Portfolio / Trading Systems

By: DailyWealth

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDr. Steve Sjuggerud writes: "Using a form filed with the government that's available to everyone, we've found ways to beat the market by as much as 10% a year."

Investment analyst Mebane Faber told me that recently (in so many words), over dinner with my good friend and mentor Van Simmons.

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Portfolio

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Portfolio Asset Allocation Analysis / Portfolio / Investing 2009

By: Richard_Shaw

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIt can be useful to know how the average other guy is allocating assets, whether you are inclined to follow the crowd or to do something else.

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Portfolio

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Build Your Stocks Portfolio With Different ETF Weightings / Portfolio / Exchange Traded Funds

By: Ron_Rowland

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleYou probably know that exchange traded funds (ETFs) are usually based on an index. In some cases the indexes are broad, like the S&P 500. Others are narrowly specialized in sectors like biotechnology or software. This means that ETF investors need to understand how indexes work.

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Portfolio

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Investment Grade Value Stock Index (IGVSI) Soars 24% / Portfolio / Investing 2009

By: Steve_Selengut

The Investment Grade Value Stock Index is a barometer of a small but elite sector of the stock market. Some Investment Grade Value Stocks are included in all averages and indices, but even the Dow Jones Industrial Average includes several issues that are below Investment Grade and very few boast an A+ S & P rating.

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Portfolio

Friday, July 24, 2009

Investment Portfolio Diversification & Risk / Portfolio / Learning to Invest

By: Andy_Sutton

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe cliché’s are plentiful and well known. Putting all of one’s eggs in a single basket is probably the most popular example. One of the biggest manifestations is when an investor looks at their portfolio and realizes that it is grossly underperforming a particular market index or that the same portfolio has performed much worse than a given benchmark. Even if you’ve done everything right and selected the right themes, industries, and firms, if you get the portfolio mix wrong, you can still have problems. This is one of headaches that mutual funds are generally supposed to relieve investors of, but for a litany of reasons, it doesn’t seem to always work out that way. In truth, every individual portfolio is a mutual fund of sorts, and so the same rules apply.

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Portfolio

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Is Your Stock Portfolio Under Water? / Portfolio / Learning to Invest

By: Dudley_Baker

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLet’s be honest, these are very challenging times to be an investor. Regardless of all of the positive spin from CNBC and from many newsletter writers and analysts this has not been the best of times to be ‘in the game’.

For those of us who are ‘in the game’ the question now is what do you do? How do you proceed today? How can you limit your risk going forward?

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Portfolio

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Boost Your Portfolio by Investing in Emerging Markets / Portfolio / Emerging Markets

By: Uncommon_Wisdom

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTony Sagami writes: The Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered a 3.5 percent loss last week. One of the main culprits was a report from the Department of Commerce that retail sales dropped by 0.4 percent in April.

That was on the heels of a 1.3 percent drop in March. And back-to-back quarterly declines in the last half of 2008.

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Portfolio

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Portfolio Allocation Technical Analysis Tables Across 52 ETFs / Portfolio / Exchange Traded Funds

By: Richard_Shaw

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleComparing the charts for multiple funds can be challenging.  Visual memory is fleeting, and the sheer information complexity of chart patterns poses the problem of what and how to compare on the charts.

To reduce the extent of those problems, we collect 15 data points from each chart and post them in a table, then color code them red or green to aid in scanning the table.  By that method we can compare dozens of charts in a standardized way that is completely beyond our visual memory capabilities.

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