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Understanding Your Asset Allocation

Understanding how asset allocation can lead to a balanced portfolio Asset allocation is the composition of different asset classes within a given portfolio. Traditionally, the four main asset classes to construct your allocation are stocks, bonds, cash and real estate. A good investor should have a solid grasp of what their asset allocation should be.

Investment rules for new investors.
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5 Investment Rules for New Investors

Our principles of investing provide insight into our core beliefs. When it comes to investing, Hedgehog believes in keeping concepts simple. While there are many different rules and strategies for different investors, we have boiled down five of the most important investment rules. Investment Rule #1: Get in the Market! Since 1929, the S&P 500.

Becoming a DIY Investor

Do-it-Yourself Investing vs. Managed Funds

Becoming a DIY Investor Do-it-yourself, or DIY, investing is an investment approach where the investor creates his/her own investment portfolio instead of utilizing an investment professional. Being a DIY investor and managing your own portfolio comes with some inherent risks, but also carries some significant benefits. Market timing and emotions can cause investors to become.

Finding the average stock market return.
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What is the Average Stock Market Return?

I mean, this seems like a simple question, but there can be many different answers. Are we talking about an index or a single stock? During what time frame? Large cap or small cap? Let’s assume the purpose of this question is to give you a better understanding of the returns you can expect from.