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Should you add bonds to your portfolio?

Bonds are one of the most important investment asset classes, but they are also one of the most misunderstood. Bonds provide ongoing income to investors, and they tend to decrease portfolio volatility. As investors begin to construct their portfolios, it can be...

Don’t Crowdfund Investing Advice

Most people think they've risen above petty behaviors like following the crowd. But, when it comes to investing have you? Investing news and prophesies crowd internet forums, traditional media outlets, and personal finance blogs. Salespeople selling complicated...

How is your portfolio REALLY performing?

Do you know how your portfolio performed last year? Not how individual assets performed, but how all of them performed together? Does your performance take into account fees and expenses? It turns out, that investors who regularly contribute to their accounts...

Everyone is a genius in a bull market

On April 29, 2016, the United States stock market officially entered second longest bull market ever. It's only surpassed by thirteen year bull run from 1987-2000. During bull markets, spirits are high and investors tend to get a cocky. Everyone feels like a genius...

3 Traps Stock Holders Need to Avoid

If you're like most stock market investors, you're a confident investor. You know the fundamental and technical indicators that lead to growing stock prices or growing dividends. You're even comfortable predicting when a company will under or overperform expectations...

Behaviors that overshadow your returns

We live in a world where becoming an investor is easier than it ever has been before. Low cost mutual funds, ETFs, stocks and bonds allow unprecedented access to the capital economy. Tools like DIY.Fund make it easy to watch, analyze and understand investment...

Do you know when to sell?

Kenny Rogers used to sing, "You gotta know when to hold 'em. Know when to fold 'em. Know when to walk away." While Rogers was referring to a gambler, the same is true in investing. Sometimes you should sell an investment. But do you know when? Investors often struggle...