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Protection through Diversification

The COVID-19 pandemic has rattled the market and put tremendous pressure on investors. VIA IV clients can be assured that they are protected through exceptionally diversified portfolios — which are invested in indexes around the globe. As a result, VIA IV clients are not exposed to the downturn of any specific company that permanently goes out of favor. When markets bounce, indices naturally follow. Single stocks don’t necessarily do the same.

That’s not the case for people who are not diversified. For example, an investor with all their money in restaurant stocks right now would not be a good place due to COVID-19 closures. Furthermore, when the economy recovers, those specific industries might not recover in the same way the overall market does.  

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How Is Investing Like Flying An Airplane?

How is investing like flying an airplane? by Jeffrey Holland{2:15 minutes to read}  Successful investors look beyond a 5-year time frame when planning their investments.

In most cases, people do not have the ability to go through the investment process to create an incredibly diversified global portfolio, and stay with the program    long-term in order to get the desired results on their own. Most investors tend to give up too soon because they’re worried about day-to-day volatility and price changes, which is why hiring an advisor to create a portfolio and to coach them through those challenging moments is wise. Continue reading