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Investment Risk

How to Put Your Portfolio's Risk Level in Perspective

Women & Co | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business
Women & Co

Am I taking too much risk? To answer this question, we'll often look at our portfolio, focusing on the mix of stocks and conservative investments.

The Bull Market: How It Looks Depends on Where You Stand

Women & Co | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Women & Co

Our feelings about the stock market are heavily influenced by the investments we already own, a phenomenon known as "anchoring." Many of us also suffer from "recency" bias, the tendency to read too much into short-term market performance.

The New York Times Is Wrong: Investing Is Science, Not Art

Dan Solin | Posted 06.02.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

Imagine trusting your life savings to an investment professional who can't articulate a scientific basis for her recommendations. Are you really supposed to rely on some ill-defined "art" and hope for the best?

Time Is on the Side of the Young Investor: Taking Risks Can Pay Off

Jeff Reeves | Posted 02.04.2013 | Money
Jeff Reeves

Listen, I'm all in favor of limiting your losses when investing -- but the reality is that time is on your side as a younger investor. You need to use this weapon to your advantage while you have it.

Is Credit Evil?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I've watched many people get in trouble with upside down car loans, second mortgages or high interest rate financing. Credit keeps many people from living within their means. Then a friend told me he was buying a large house.