The new economic environment is fraught with uncertainty, and the markets hate uncertainty. Investors hover near the exits as they watch for forces that may adversely impact stock prices.
They’re waiting for news such as economic reports that observe slackening consumer spending, the next domino to fall in Europe, the Middle East or Africa, the far-reaching impact of Japan’s disasters, the possible downgrade of U.S. debt. What will happen next that might spark a panic in the markets? And should investors stick out their investment plan or adopt new tactics?
This package is designed to help investors assess their portfolios in the context of a changing world. They can avail themselves of certain tools to enhance growth and preserve capital. If mistakes were made, they can recover. And if they want to diversify beyond bread-and-butter investments like stocks and bonds to alternative strategies, they can do so.
It’s important to maintain awareness of world events while you build a portfolio that can help you reach your goals over the long term.
Avoid the next bursting investment bubble
It’s difficult to tell when you’re caught in the middle of a classic bubble, but these five signs can help.
Is diversification dead?
Experts still believe in this investing strategy, but their tactics differ.
How to do an investment portfolio analysis
First you need to assess your strategy, then determine if your portfolio holdings are worth keeping.
Safe fixed-income investments
If the headlines strike fear in your heart, you can take refuge in these safe investments.
Alternative funds for investors
The so-called “smart money” invests in alternative strategies like hedge funds. Should you?
5 bad financial decisions and how to recover
It’s easy to make blunders, hard to recognize them. Once you do, take these steps to recover.