How to Stop Worrying About Short-Term Investment Losses

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Even long-term investors can find themselves feeling uncomfortable about short-term losses in this stock market environment. After all, nobody likes to lose money, and a double-digit loss in your portfolio could have negative implications for your long-term financial plans. In order to successfully build wealth, you have to learn to stop worrying about short-term losses.

What Can I Do to Protect My Investments From a Market Downturn?

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We’re not attempting to predict the next market downturn, and certainly not a market crash. But it is actually certain that a downturn of some sort is already happening and will continue to do so in the future. It’s always best to have at least a loose plan in place to protect yourself and your investments from such an event.




6 Life Events That Require Rebalancing Your Investments

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As an investor it’s important that you periodically rebalance your portfolio. This is the process by which you make sure that your portfolio allocation stays in approximate alignment with your original diversification strategy. In other words, it’s a re-evaluation of your investments to ensure they’re still meeting your financial goals. There are different ways to rebalance your portfolio, based on life events and personal needs.

What is Smart Beta and How Does It Affect Investors?

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Smart beta — also known as advanced beta, alternative beta or strategy indices — isn’t a new investment strategy. But lesser known strategies have a way of surfacing and gaining credibility during times of market stagnation, volatility, or other conditions of uncertainty. Such was the case during the stock market meltdown of 2007-2009. In such a market, investment managers were looking to reduce risk, rather than just purely pursuing return.


The True Costs of Robo-Advisors – What Are the Annual Fees?

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Thanks to the rise of robo-advisors investing for the future is now more accessible than ever. You don’t have to spend a lot of time, or money, hiring a portfolio manager to create a complicated asset allocation to receive the best returns possible. Robo-advisors now have the technology and computer software that does this for you — all at a much less costly price.

10 Financial Milestones to Achieve in Your 20s and 30s

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There are financial milestones that need to be achieved in your twenties and thirties, in order to reach financial success. Some of them will just happen in the normal course of life. But others may require you to be more proactive. This is especially true if you want to master the milestones, rather than just backing into them.