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Are you a “Do Not Disturb” investor?

The industry categorizes its participants in different ways – value investor, growth investor, GARP investor, etc. Little attention however is paid to this rare and overlooked breed – the Do Not Disturb investor. If you’re new to this term, here are the characteristics of a Do Not Disturb (DND) and what they may be missing …

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How Much Time It Actually Takes to Manage Your Own Money

It can be shocking to look at how we spend our time. It’s common for successful people to look at their investment portfolios as a hobby – but should it really be treated that way? It is dubious that this approach benefits either the investor or the portfolio. Here’s an estimate of how much time …

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5 Investing Lessons from Shark Tank That Could Make You a Wiser and Better Investor

They’re not Wall Street tycoons, but they are the some of the world’s savviest and most successful businesspeople. Shark Tank isn’t known for its lessons about the stock market, but that doesn’t mean that people who are investing on their own or with the help of a digital platform can’t benefit from their wisdom. Here …

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Flaws and Biases that Prevent You from Managing Money Better

It’s not your fault, you’re only human. But because you are a mere mortal, you’re bound to be making some, let’s say, suboptimal decisions. Humans have systematic biases—as psychologists have proven again and again—that can get in the way of the best intentions. This is particularly the case with money. Most people “actually don’t know …

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Choosing your Investment Professional

One central factor to consider for choosing an investment professional is to know what type of compensation they receive: fee based or commission based. Those two types of compensation are today at the very center of a long heated debate in the financial industry regarding transparency, disclosures and professional duties. This is the debate between …

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Boost Your Savings: Create the Right Asset Allocation

Asset allocation is a methodology that involves building an investment portfolio around asset classes — including stocks, bonds, cash, real estate, and other investments. Nothing affects your long-term returns more than a good asset allocation plan. Rule #1 – Diversify Your Portfolio We all get the basic principles of “don’t put your eggs in one …

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What is a Portfolio and do I need one?

A portfolio is a combination of different investment assets mixed and matched for the purpose of achieving risk diversification for an investor’s financial goals. Items that are considered a part of your portfolio can include any asset you own – from real items such as art and real estate, to equities, fixed-income instruments and their …

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Investing Mistakes You Should Avoid

If we want to invest money successfully, each strategic step to investing requires our undivided attention or else this could lead to serious investment mistakes, which usually translate into loss of money. The good news is that we can avoid 99% of investment mistakes by identifying the right financial assets to buy and knowing how …

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How much savings should I have?

How much should you have saved throughout your life? This is a question you should be asking yourself sooner than later. According to a recent Bank of America survey, a surprising 16% of Millennials between the ages of 23 and 37 now have at least $100,000 saved for retirement. Some interesting stats below based on …

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My first investment: Savings and CDs

It’s a financial jungle out there, where to start for a first investment? Putting money into a savings account should be your first step to investing. Building up your savings from your monthly paycheck (say 15%) should be considered as your first investment since your savings account will generate annual interests income (between 0.5% and …

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Simple Words of Wisdom to be Successful in Investing

The first thing to know about money investing is that it is much simpler to achieve than you think, as long as it is done with discipline using the right methodologies. There are a lot of people out there that make it sound like it is all a very complicated process, but don’t be fooled …

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Know Yourself

We are all are trying to make money, but we all come from different backgrounds and have different financial needs. Some financial assets are only suitable for certain types of individuals, defined by their lifestyle and risk personality. We really need to understand our financial limits along with our financial objectives, that will tell us …

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How to buy Investment Products

Buying and owning investment products and financial instruments is Investing. You can buy financial instruments and all kind of investment products at a bank, broker, or insurance company. In many cases, these organizations pool the investment money they receive to make more large-scale investments, and each individual investor has a claim on a portion of …

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Description of Investment Products

Investment products are investment securities that are sold to individuals and institutions by investment banks. Here is a quick description of the main investment securities: Bonds Also labelled fixed-income securities, the term bond is commonly used to refer to any securities that are founded on debt. When you purchase a bond, you are lending out …

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