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Portfolio

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Designing a Dividend Growth Portfolio for a Specific Retirement Yield Objective / Portfolio / Pensions & Retirement

By: Charles_Carnevale

Managing an investment portfolio is a very personal matter.  Consequently, the most important consideration is to design a portfolio that meets your own unique goals, objectives and risk tolerances.  Everyone is different, and consequently, every investment portfolio can and should be appropriately different as well.  Stated more straightforwardly, I do not believe in cookie-cutter or one-size-fits-all approaches to portfolio design.

In the same vein, I believe that investment portfolios, especially retirement investment portfolios, should be designed and constructed to meet the specific needs of the individual it is built for.  In some cases the objective might be current income and safety.  In other cases the objective might be the necessity to earn the highest possible rate of return.  Importantly, the most appropriate objective for each individual will often be driven by factors that are external to the portfolio itself.

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Portfolio

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Target Date Funds As Aid In Retirement Investment Portfolio Design / Portfolio / Pensions & Retirement

By: Richard_Shaw

  • Investors in or near retirement should be aware of portfolio design leading fund sponsors suggest as appropriate
  • Leading target date funds appear to generally have less severe worst drawdowns than a US 60/40 balanced fund
  • The funds have slightly higher yields than a US 60/40 balanced fund
  • Target date funds have underperformed a US 60/40 balanced fund in part due to a cash reserve component and non-US stocks
  • Non-US stocks drag on historical performance could become future boost to performance.
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Portfolio

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Trip through TSA—When Stock Diversification Gets out of Hand / Portfolio / Learning to Invest

By: Don_Miller

There are only a handful of ways to protect your investment portfolio, and proper diversification is chief among them. No matter how well you do your due diligence on a single investment or how disciplined you are at executing trades, if your portfolio looks like a bridge party among pals who’ve known each other just a tad too long you’re in trouble.

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Portfolio

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Rock Concerts, and How to Find On-Sale Stocks to Fuel a Rock-Star Retirement / Portfolio / Investing 2014

By: Don_Miller

Have you ever wondered what really happens behind the scenes at a rock concert? My good friend Stew is a top audio engineer—you know, the guy who wears thousand-dollar headphones and stands below the stage manning dials at rock concerts the world over. I shadowed him backstage a handful of times, and the scene was not what I thought it would be. Sure, they all dressed the rocker part, but I was blown away by everyone’s professionalism.

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Portfolio

Friday, July 04, 2014

What to Own as the U.S. Dollar Dies / Portfolio / Investing 2014

By: DailyWealth

Dr. Steve Sjuggerud writes: So... if the dollar "dies"... what do you do with your money?

In yesterday's DailyWealth, we looked at "The Coming Death of the Dollar." But we didn't cover what you should do with your money to protect yourself.

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Portfolio

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The "Painful" Truth About Portfolio Diversification / Portfolio / Learning to Invest

By: Money_Morning

Robert Hsu writes: Portfolio diversification is one of the most widely advocated concepts in investing. Almost all financial planners recommend it.

But it's also one of the most misunderstood concepts.

Traditional diversification isn't a real-world way to create big wealth.

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Portfolio

Thursday, May 30, 2013

How to Protect Your Stock Market Portfolio Profits From a Crash / Portfolio / Financial Crash

By: Money_Morning

Tim Melvin writes: Thanks to billions of dollars in quantitative easing from the U.S. Federal Reserve, fears over a looming stock market crash have been put on hold lately.

The Standard & Poor's 500 Index is up 16% this year. The market's outstanding performance has shrugged off weak earnings reports, slowing growth in China, and continued weakness in Europe.

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Portfolio

Friday, March 08, 2013

How to Safely Hedge Your Stocks Portfolio in Uncertain Times / Portfolio / Learning to Invest

By: Investment_U

David Eller writes: What a year 2013 has been. The S&P is up 6% and we’re 3% away from all-time highs. The Dow Jones broke through 14,000…

Can things get better from here? Can they even stay this good? Nobody knows where the markets will go, but there are ways to protect yourself and sleep easy at night.

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Portfolio

Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Biggest Risk – And Greatest Reward – Facing Your Portfolio Today / Portfolio / Investing 2013

By: Investment_U

Alexander Green writes: Virtually every American knows Uncle Sam is carrying a gargantuan debt and that we face sharply higher deficits in the future. What you may not know is how bad the situation really is, how much worse it will soon become, how widespread the problem around the world, and how little will be done about it anytime soon.

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Portfolio

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Attractively Valued Blue-Chip Dividend Stocks For Retirement Portfolios / Portfolio / Dividends

By: Charles_Carnevale

In a previous article found here I postulated that the S&P 500 was currently fairly valued.  In this article, I review a specific hand-selected list of Dividend Champions that I believe are reasonably priced and therefore capable of generating above-average returns at below-average risk.  In today’s low interest rate environment, I believe that high-quality blue-chip dividend growth stocks represent an attractive asset class that can provide a retirement portfolio with a growing income stream.

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Portfolio

Saturday, November 03, 2012

The Role of Risk in Portfolio Investment Asset Allocation / Portfolio / Risk Analysis

By: John_Mauldin

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDiversification of your investments is the only real free lunch, or so we are told. But how do we go about deciding what to diversify into? In this week’s short Outside the Box, my friend Jason Hsu of Research Affiliates argues that the real basis for diversification should be risk. And given that risk seems to be rising everywhere we look, thinking about how to deal with risk in our portfolios makes a great deal of sense.

I’m also including in today’s OTB a complementary piece by good friend Charles Gave of GaveKal. This is a short piece that is long on common sense and that winds up with a straightforward list of places where we can invest to minimize risk.

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Portfolio

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Beat Ben Bernanke's Zero Rates with These Juicy Double-Digit Yields / Portfolio / Investing 2012

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMartin Hutchinson writes: With the economy beginning to stall, Ben Bernanke's war on the nation's savers rolls on.

From his promise to keep the Fed funds rate near zero through late 2014 to his efforts to push ten-year note yields even lower, the Fed Chairman is a saver's worst nightmare.

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Portfolio

Friday, May 11, 2012

Five Consumer Staple Stocks For A Hearty Investment Portfolio With Yield / Portfolio / Sector Analysis

By: Fast_Graphs

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe old adage that people got to eat apply to the five consumer staple companies covered in this report. From the farm to the table these companies provide sustenance to a hungry world.  Therefore, we believe that conservative investors that are craving the opportunity for growth and income might want to look closer at these five consumer staples.  Each appears to be reasonably priced, and the group provides various combinations of growth and yield.

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Portfolio

Monday, April 30, 2012

How to Build a Small Fortune with Dividend Reinvestment Plans / Portfolio / Dividends

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLarry D. Spears writes: The real secret to long-term investing success is income - and with stocks, that means dividends.

Numerous studies, both academic and financial, have found dividends accounted for more than 60% of total U.S. stock market returns since 1870.

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Portfolio

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Battle for the UK Current Bank Account Switcher / Portfolio / UK Banking

By: MoneyFacts

Moneyfacts research has shown that there has been an increasing amount of switcher incentives introduced in the last few weeks.

High street lenders including Halifax, HSBC and Santander have all launched deals to attract new customers, offering a cash payment or interest-free overdrafts.

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Portfolio

Friday, November 11, 2011

Investors How Much Cash Should You Hold? / Portfolio / Investing 2011

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKeith Fitz-Gerald writes: As you might imagine, I receive a lot of questions from readers around the world and right now the question I'm being asked most frequently is, "How much cash should I be holding?"

There's no right answer, but given the extraordinary times we're living in, I think the more interesting thing to consider is "what to do with it?"

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Portfolio

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Investor Moves to Make Before Debt Ceiling Debacles Disfigures Your Portfolio / Portfolio / US Debt

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKeith Fitz-Gerald writes: One night at dinner a few years back, my Dad, Greg Fitz-Gerald, explained exactly why the "tax-takers" in Washington think that recoveries, bailouts, negotiations and stimulus packages are a good idea - while the taxpayers believe just the opposite.

"When you rob Peter to pay Paul, Paul generally thinks this is a good idea," he said.

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Portfolio

Thursday, May 19, 2011

How to Build a "Stockless" Investment Portfolio / Portfolio / Investing 2011

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKeith Fitz-Gerald writes: I've lectured on investment strategies the world over, but I recently got one of the most intriguing questions I've been asked in a long time at the Global Currency Expo in San Diego, California.

An attendee asked me: "Is it possible to achieve decent performance if I don't want to include stocks?"

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Portfolio

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Bullish, But Nervous? Here's how to protect your Stock Profits - and make more... / Portfolio / Options & Warrants

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBy Larry D. Spears writes: Since bottoming out in early July, the stock market has turned in a brilliant performance, giving many investors Christmas stockings bulging with profits. However, it also has left a lot of investors nervous - though not the ones that know how to use options.

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Portfolio

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Time to Fine Tune Your Investment Portfolio / Portfolio / Learning to Invest

By: Nilus_Mattive

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn my last couple of columns, I told you about two different portfolios that I’ve been running, both of which contain dividend stocks and have been performing very strongly.

That prompted some of you to write in asking what differentiates these two portfolios. It’s a great question and it raises the bigger issue of how you can tweak your own portfolio to better suit your goals and individual tolerance for risk.

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