The CFA Institute‘s “Candidate Body of Knowledge” lists the four main personality types as cautious, methodical, spontaneous, and individualist. They are categorized below by their willingness to take risk. (For more about the CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge and the CFA […]
(Bloomberg) — John Turner suspected that brokers were encouraging federal workers to ditch their top-flight retirement plan. So he went under cover. The former U.S. Labor Department economist called representatives at companies such as Bank of America Corp., Charles Schwab […]
When you start investing, it is almost impossible to possess a strategy that matches your investing personality. But you need to know that only an appropriate strategy makes the most feasible and fruitful investment sense. Here we encounter the first […]
Chart of the S&P 500 index, showing the weekly closing prices, going back one year.
Chart of the PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (ETF). This fund provides exposure to 14 commodities from four sectors: energy, agriculture, industrial metals, and precious metals. Many commodity funds weigh constituents by economic importance, resulting in a heavy energy overweighting, but DBC is well-diversified across commodity sectors, making it a true broad-basket commodity fund.
One of the many dilemmas investors face is where to find good information. By good I mean accurate, unbiased, relevant, and meaningful. That’s a tall order, but I can say from experience (I’ve been investing professionally for 30 years) that […]
The Paradox Of Choice Over the many years since the creation of the 401(k) plan, employers have taken many steps to try and improve them, to make them more attractive to participants and to encourage higher participation rates. One of those […]
How Hard Is It For Active Traders To Make Money In The Stock Market? A Day Trader is a specific type of individual investor whose investing style is characterized by frequent and rapid buying and selling, and a short average […]
Active investing means designing a custom portfolio, either on your own or with the help of an adviser. Passive investing is buying low cost index funds that mirror the market. The debate over which of these strategies is better has […]