You may be wondering what to do in a stock market sell-off (a “correction”). Domestic and international stocks have been down sharply since last Monday, August 17th. As of the market close on Tuesday, August 25th, the S&P 500, which tracks 500 of the largest US companies, was down 11.1% in six trading days, while […]
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2 Tips for a Low-Cost Stock Investment Strategy
I often ask my clients two questions to help them obtain a low-cost stock investment strategy: What level of return are you seeking and how much should you pay to buy that asset? Of course, these two questions come after you have decided on your investment horizon (https://www.financialadvisorforyou.com/how-should-i-invest-my-money/) and risk tolerance (https://www.financialadvisorforyou.com/2-reference-points-can-help-you-assess-your-risk-tolerance/). The short answer […]
2 Reference Points Can Help You Assess Your Investment Risk Tolerance
It is time to examine your risk tolerance or risk aversion once you’ve decided upon your investment horizon – short, medium, or long-term. Where do you start? As a rule of thumb, the longer your investment horizon, the greater volatility (ups and downs) you can weather in your portfolio. Conversely, if the horizon is short, […]
How Should I Invest My Money?
One of the first questions clients ask is how they should invest their money. I think they expect me to give them a secret recipe. There is so much noise in the media about how to invest that I can understand their frustration. The market is up, its down, hot stocks – it can be […]