Weekly Recap

Weekly Review

Cryptos as Part of a Balanced Portfolio

Individual investors often think of a balanced portfolio as one that holds stocks and bonds. One of the most popular approaches is to allocate 60% to stock market investments and 40% of the account’s value to fixed income or bond market investments.

Investment professionals tend to think of a balanced portfolio in terms other than stocks and bonds. They may add an allocation to real estate or commodities, for example. At the extreme are funds that diversify broadly.

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Investment Secrets of Peter Lynch

If you are new to investing, you may not be familiar with Peter Lynch. He was one of the world’s greatest investors, but he retired before great investors became celebrities and fixtures on CNBC.

His career began in the way many Wall Street careers began years ago. In 1966, Lynch was hired as an intern with Fidelity Investments partly because he had been caddying for Fidelity’s president, D. George Sullivan, at a local country club.

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Artificial Intelligence: From Buzzword to Investment Strategy

Investment news, and even general news stories, tend to be filled with exciting buzzwords about technology. There are driverless cars in our futures, computers that are replacing humans in the decision process and robots ready to take all of our jobs. The common theme in these technologies is artificial intelligence.

Artificial intelligence is simply the idea of using computer programs to duplicate the brain’s ability to learn and make decisions. We already use artificial intelligence, or AI, in many ways.

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Passive Income From the Stock Market

Income is elusive in the current market environment. Interest rates are low as are the yields on stocks, in general. This means investors seeking income often need to accept more risks. However, income investors tend to be risk averse and that sets up a problem in this low interest rate world.

There are few absolute rules in investing, statements that are always guaranteed to be true. One of the absolute truths is that the only way to obtain a higher yield is to accept more risk. Income investors are forced to accept risk, but there are steps they can take to reduce risk.

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