I received these two messages within three minutes of each other recently:
We believe that informed investors make better decisions. When you understand how markets work – and how human psychology can get in the way, you are more likely to stick to a long-term plan. Developing the skills and knowledge to make smart and informed decisions helps you become more financially confident and empowered. We share our insights and experience through these articles, research pieces, videos and white papers.
We each make hundreds of decisions every day. Sometimes, we view those little decisions as less important, and see them as an opportunity to cut a corner or take something for ourselves – even though we know we shouldn’t.
Some investors favor a dollar-cost averaging (DCA) approach to deploying their investment capital. Unlike lump-sum investing, in which the full amount of available capital is invested up front, DCA spreads out investment contributions using installments over time.
At the time of writing, the S&P 500 index sits about 1% from its all-time high that was reached in February of this year.
If you were asked “Is diversification within your portfolio a good thing?” would you nod your head eagerly in agreement?