The textbooks may be wrong. Investors are not often rational creatures and won’t always be comfortable with the “perfect” investment plan. Perhaps some favor only domestic stocks even though having a globally-diversified portfolio can be more economically advantageous. New research explores how some investment decisions ruled by our “wants” rather than what’s considered good for… Read more »
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Even if you somehow missed some of the worst days in the stock market, you would inevitably also miss the best days. Both are completely unpredictable — though they often occur close to each other. This is why the wisest plan is to stick to your long-term goals and not worry about when to be… Read more »
Compounding can be paramount to a successful investment plan. When you put off investing to a later date, you risk having to invest much more money to counteract the effects of not investing sooner. This chart shows how time in the market can make the difference between hitting your important retirement goals and falling short. This… Read more »
This helpful chart shows why it may be important to think long term about your portfolio goals — no matter what the markets do in a 12 month period.
Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words! And, it would be hard to find a better “picture” to explain why it is so hard to predict winners and losers, when it comes to global markets. This table or “Skittles Chart” illustrates how random stock market returns can be from year to year. One year,… Read more »