Asset Allocation

3 Investing Questions & Answers

3 Investing Questions & Answers

By on Jul 28, 2014 in Asset Allocation, Automatic Saving, Investing, Reader Question, Tips | 8 comments

Welcome to another reader question(s) article. If you missed any of the prior Q & A, you can access all investing reader questions here. Following are investing questions from three 20 something’s who are wondering about the how and where of investing.  1st Investing Question Tyler of Poor Student asks, “What is the best investment for a student (besides the...

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International Stock Investing Guidelines-Part 2

International Stock Investing Guidelines-Part 2

By on Jul 7, 2014 in Asset Allocation, Investing, Mutual Funds, Reader Question, Stocks | 2 comments

How Much of My Portfolio Should I Invest Internationally?-Part 2 Please check out: International Stock Investing Guidelines-Part 1 In responding to Brian of Luke 1428 Website’s question yesterday, “What percentage of my stock investments, if any, should I allocate towards international stocks and emerging markets (the latter of which seems to have more...

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Is Index Fund Investing Overrated?

Is Index Fund Investing Overrated?

By on Jun 30, 2014 in Asset Allocation, Investing, Money Management, Mutual Funds | 5 comments

Is It Possible to Beat the Market? In Jeff Somer’s NY Times article,  “Beating the Market, as a Reachable Goal”, Robert A. Olstein is insulted by the arguments in favor of index funds. He claims that the index fund approach is a reach for mediocrity. Olstein goes on to site the stellar performance of his Olstein All Cap Value Fund. According to the...

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Use Paradox of Choice to Invest in Index Funds

Use Paradox of Choice to Invest in Index Funds

By on Jun 16, 2014 in Asset Allocation, Investing, Mind and Money, Mutual Funds | 3 comments

Paradox of Choice; Why More is Less Do you feel overwhelmed? Do you feel like you’re clawing ahead with your career and have no time left to learn how to invest? Use the paradox of choice to simplify your index fund investing strategy. How to Invest in Index Funds Effectively by Harnessing the Paradox of Choice What is the Paradox of Choice? Sheena Iyengar, a...

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Why Should I Care About Investment Risk If I’m Young?

Why Should I Care About Investment Risk If I’m Young?

By on Jun 9, 2014 in Asset Allocation, Bond, Investing, Reader Question, Stocks | 7 comments

Investing Reader Question Emily, from Evolving Personal Finance asks, “Why should I care about risk at all for investments that I won’t use for 40+ years? Shouldn’t I be swinging for the fences to get the highest possible return? For example, having a diversified stock fund but nothing in bonds or other investment classes.” Last December I...

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Would You Invest in a 100% Muni Bond Portfolio?

Would You Invest in a 100% Muni Bond Portfolio?

By on May 20, 2014 in Advanced Investing, Asset Allocation, Bond, Investing | 0 comments

Are 100 Percent Municipal Bonds Superior to a Diversified Portfolio? The recent “reader question” article, “Should I Invest in Bonds Even Though I Might Lose Money?” garnered some fascinating investing conversation. Among the thoughtful comments, one in particular stood out, because it was contrary to the typical investing viewpoint. Randy...

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