Actively managed portfolios are not a device of nefarious origin. And neither is it a "dead exercise" as the vox populi has declared. Nevertheless, to be successful at active investing, there are some big time hurdles. Before we discuss these obstacles, let's first clarify the term "active... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
The difference between well-built and poorly designed buildings can be strikingly drastic.
Take for example, I.M. Pei, the Chinese-American architect, who is a legend in his profession and has won many prestigious awards, including the Pritzker Prize. Among all the illustrious structures he's... Read More
Hedging, for some investors, sounds complicated. In reality, it's not because it's all about reducing investment risk. Who can't understand that?
Sometimes stock prices go up, sometimes they go down. That's how financial markets work. But over the past 8 years, stock prices have enjoyed... Read More