A lot of investors and investment managers talk about diversification and diversified portfolios, but if you are new to investing you may be wondering: just what is a diversified portfolio and how to I build one? Put simply, a diversified
2018 was an odd year for asset class returns. Every asset class yielded negative real returns. Only a few asset classes yielded positive nominal returns, but failed to keep pace with inflation. Cash and short-term bonds performed the best, yielding
Stocks (also called equities) are a type of investment where an investor buys shares (“stock”) sold by a corporation. A share of stock represents partial ownership of the company and the investor becomes a shareholder in the company.