Back to Basics

Joyce, John
March 2005
BusinessWest;3/7/2005, Vol. 21 Issue 11, p32
This article presents information related to keys to successful investing. For starters, avoid panic and keep a cool head. Timing the ups and downs of the market is difficult, at best, for professional portfolio managers to do, let alone the average investor. Different investors approach asset allocation in different ways. Thus, generalizations about its importance are difficult to make. When determining one's asset allocation, eye has to be kept on diversification. History has proven that no single investment performs well under all economic or market conditions. By dividing investments among a variety of classes such as stock funds, based on style such as growth, income and value; size of the company such as small, mid and large-cap and location.


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