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Find Shelter in a Globally Diversified Portfolio

As the saying goes, investing in real estate is all about location, location, location. Investing in a globally diversified equity stock market has a similar imperative: Patience, patience, patience.

Returns may or may not come when you want them to come, but successful investors are usually patient people. For example, when the S&P 500 had disappointing returns in the first decade (2000-2009), one would have had a less than zero return, yet that doesn’t mean it was a bad place to invest. Why? Simply put, it’s because we don’t know when the returns for asset classes will happen — but it may not offer any of the immediate gratification we’ve all come to expect in this society. 

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Coping with Market Anxiety…It’s All in the Price

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Market-related anxieties,  fears, and hopes are always going to be out there — along with headline news stories. The headlines might make your head spin. Stop worrying! These concerns are already factored into the price of the stocks and businesses. 

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Want Big Returns? Risk is the Only Certainty

Jeff Holland - Want Big Returns? Risk is the Only Certainty

If you want to get excess returns in the market, expect volatility and price fluctuations. You cannot have one without the other.

The alternative is to buy a Treasury Bill or a money market fund; but if you want a higher rate of return, you have to be willing to accept more risk. Bull and Bear markets will cycle; and while it’s never comfortable when the market drops, just remember that the market is priced to provide investors with a return each and every day. Continue reading