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How to Use Single Country ETFs

Among the greatest breakthroughs that exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have made is giving people complete control of their investment decisions.

On one hand, a person may want to obtain very broad and diversified exposure using just one ETF, that may hold thousands of securities. To replicate that type of portfolio security by security would be both time consuming and cost prohibitive.

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Posted in Asia Pacific, Asset Allocation, Fox Feed, Industry Sectors, international stocks, investment, Latin America, Leveraged Long/Short ETFs, NASDAQ Feed, Partner Feeds, Portfolio Management, Yahoo Feed
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3 Diversification Errors

Portfolio diversification is an investment strategy designed to limit risk by spreading money across multiple asset classes and securities. Most financial literature along with your local financial advisor will agree that diversifying your investments is a prudent thing.

But while diversification may seem like a straightforward process, it isn’t.

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Posted in Asset Allocation, Commodities, Fox Feed, investment, Investor Behavior & Psychology, NASDAQ Feed, Partner Feeds, Portfolio Management, Portfolio Report Card, stocks, Yahoo Feed
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Portfolio Rebalancing: Should You Do It?

Everything in life that surrounds you requires maintenance. This includes your home, your automobile, the software application on your mobile device, and even your health.

Unfortunately, your job for maintaining stuff doesn’t stop there. Why? Because your investments – whether they are held in taxable accounts or tax-deferred retirement accounts like IRAs,

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Posted in Asset Allocation, Financial Planning, Fox Feed, investing, investment, Investor Behavior & Psychology, NASDAQ Feed, Partner Feeds, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, Volatility VIX, Yahoo Feed
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Is Your Portfolio’s Performance Satisfactory?

What’s your investment portfolio’s performance? Do you know? Just 57% of U.S. adults are “financially literate,” according to a study from Standard & Poor’s titled the “2015 Global Financial Literacy Survey.” Another study by a large insurance company found that people are more frightened by planning their finances than dying.  

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Posted in Asset Allocation, Cash and Money Market Funds, ETF, Financial Planning, Fox Feed, international stocks, investment, Investor Behavior & Psychology, NASDAQ Feed, Partner Feeds, Portfolio Report Card, U.S. Stock Market, Yahoo Feed
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How Should Your Non-Core Portfolio Look?

I’ve written extensively about the role of an investor’s non-core portfolio. It’s one of the three cornerstones of a well-built portfolio (see figure below) and it always plays a complementary role to the much larger core portfolio and a person’s margin of safety container. If used properly, the non-core portfolio can greatly enhance an investor’s total returns.

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