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Brain Can Sabotage Buy-and-Hold Investment Strategy

Over 25 years of writing this column, I have often discussed the value of a static buy-and-hold asset allocation with periodic rebalancing. This means investing specific percentages of your portfolio in several asset classes (a few of which are stocks, bonds, commodities, and real estate). Then, at least once a year, you buy or sell […]

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Give Sinking Financial Ship a Chance to Come Back Up

When should you abandon a sinking financial ship? Not merely because it’s being tossed by stormy seas. I was reminded of this at a recent gathering of financial advisors. One participant noted that five years ago he would have never disclosed he was a market timer. Such a revelation would have been greeted with disdain. […]

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