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Good or bad isn’t enough when choosing stocks

Good or bad isn’t enough when choosing stocks

My first stock purchase ever was 40 shares of DPS. I loved Dr. Pepper, and I googled, “Is DPS a good stock?” Apparently, the answer was yes, because I proceeded to dump most of my life savings (a hair over $1000) into the stock. Nobody accused me of being...
Am I meeting my investing goals?

Am I meeting my investing goals?

When it comes to managing investments like a professional, even knowledgeable investors might be surprised by how far they can stray from their goals. I know that when I first began to use the DIY.Fund tools, some of the basic insights shocked me. For example, I keep...
Managing Your Investing Timeline

Managing Your Investing Timeline

Elections, Brexit, Initial Public Offerings, changes in the Federal Reserve Rate. The marketplace changes at breakneck speeds, but the changes to the world don’t have to result to changes in your portfolio. When it comes to investing, one of the keys to success...
Rebalancing Your Portfolio in a Volatile Market

Rebalancing Your Portfolio in a Volatile Market

Asset Allocation: Easy as Pie Rebalancing starts with ‘RE’ which means going back. If you intend to REbalance your portfolio, then at some point in the past your portfolio had to be balanced. But what does it mean to have a balanced portfolio? A balanced portfolio...
Should you add bonds to your portfolio?

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...