Check out this automated tool for aligning your investment risk tolerance and asset allocation – A Tip from The Skilled Investor
Your tolerance for investment risk is a relative thing. Few people like investment risk, but some can handle it better than others can. The more investment risk you are willing to tolerate, the higher your potential expected investment returns and investment growth. At the same time, the investment road you take might be rougher.
Securities markets tend to pay a return on investment only for shouldering investment risks at the market level. The cash, bond, and stock financial asset classes have different expected risk and return characteristics.
Financial asset allocation is the apportionment of your investment portfolio into one or more of these classes of market-traded financial assets. How you allocate major portions of your assets among the primary financial asset classes determines your portfolio’s overall exposure to investment risk and thus your potential for investment growth. (See related articles from The Skilled Investor in these categories: Returns and Risk Premiums, Asset Allocation and Risk Tolerance, and Securities Valuation)
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VeriPlan’s five asset allocation methods give you unprecedented flexibility in your personal financial planning. VeriPlan allows you to analyze a wide variety of asset allocation strategies across your lifetime. It enables you to choose the one that matches your preferences for investment risk and return on investment. Within the context of your particular financial circumstances, VeriPlan can give you a much better understanding of the interplay between investment risk and investment growth projected over your lifetime.
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- Be Wary of New Investment Asset Classes (
Hear ye, Hear Ye, individual investors: Be wary of new investment asset classes - A Tip from The Skilled Investor
Many promoters in the financial services industry have shown a strong proclivity in recent years to invent and to market supposedly "new" investment asset classes. Industry advocates will claim that these new asset classes deserve some [...])
- Select investments rationally – Step 6 of 10 Financial Planning Steps in the Right Direction (CLICK HERE TO READ THE SKILLED INVESTOR's OTHER ARTICLES ABOUT THESE "10 FINANCIAL PLANNING STEPS IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
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- Assess your personal investment return and risk preferences – Step 3 of 10 Financial Planning Steps in the Right Direction (CLICK HERE TO READ THE SKILLED INVESTOR's OTHER ARTICLES ABOUT THESE "10 FINANCIAL PLANNING STEPS IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION."
Investors with different levels of risk tolerance are more satisfied with investment strategies that are better aligned with their risk preferences.
Differences in investors' personal risk tolerances mean that more risk-averse investors are personally more satisfied with a [...])
- Use Caution with Classical Investment Books (Use Caution with Classical Investment Books - A Tip from The Skilled Investor
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- Commentary on How Many Mutual Funds are Needed for a Well-Diversified Portfolio (
For holding periods of many years, diversification improves dramatically, when you hold multiple actively-managed mutual funds in an investment portfolio.
In "How Many Mutual Funds Constitute a Diversified Mutual Fund Portfolio?," Professor Edward O'Neal of the University of New Hampshire at Durham tackled the important question of how much an investor could improve on diversification by [...])
- The Investment Returns You Lose to Investment Sales Loads (VeriPlan automatically tracks returns lost to investment sales loads
Many justifications for investment sales load charges might be offered by financial advisors during the sales process, but once a front-end load is charged, your diminished portfolio will 'forget' about the load charge for the rest of your life.
Loads become 'phantom' assets, which are rarely spoken of [...])
- Insurable Risks Could Destroy Your Best Laid Financial Plans (
Do not ignore insurable risks that could destroy your best laid financial plans
A previous financial article, “The Solution - ONLY follow financial strategies that are scientific, passive, diversified, savings focused, risk controlled, low cost, and tax efficient,” suggested that investors are much better off with a well-considered financial plan. A stable set of financial beliefs [...])
- The Birth of Yet Another Darn Asset Class – Infrastructure (The Birth of Yet Another Darn "Asset Class" - "Infrastructure"
Recently, The Skilled Investor published two articles:
The first article discussed how the financial industry keeps manufacturing new asset classes for brokers and investment advisors to sell to individual investors. The Skilled Investor raised the question of whether these new asset classes are likely to serve the [...])
- The Biggest Personal Finance Story of the Past 30 Years – Part 3 (< <-- Go to Part 2
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- Early Retirement for Renters through Investment Cost Reductions (Early retirement for renters due to investment cost improvements and higher savings rates
Improving on Fran and Fred's lifetime financial plan with earlier retirement
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- DWS S&P 500 Index Fund (SXPAX) receives a +1 Fund Authority Score (The table below presents The Skilled Investor's Fund Authority Score and other information for the DWS S&P 500 Index Fund (SXPAX).
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- Do Not Get Fooled by Superior Historical Investment Performance (
Evaluate the historical investment performance of mutual funds and ETFs, BUT ONLY AFTER using other screening criteria
Choosing only from among mutual funds and ETFs that have performed very well in the past can lead to significant selection mistakes and inferior personal portfolio returns
Previous superior or average fund performance simply does not predict similar fund performance [...])
- Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTSMX) achieves a +9 Fund Authority Score (
The diversified investment fund strategy of the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund
According to the Vanguard website, the investment strategy of the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index mutual fund is to use a "passive management—or indexing—investment approach designed to track the performance of the MSCI® US Broad Market Index, which represents 99.5% or more of [...])
- American Funds – The Investment Company of America – Class A Shares (AIVSX) net a +3 Fund Authority Score (Fund Authority Scores rate mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs) on the most important economic factors that influence individual investors' net long term diversified investment fund performance. The Skilled Investor developed the Fund Authority Score system to provide individual investors with concise and objective summaries of mutual funds and ETFs for comparisons within investment [...])