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Asked by Per
Answered by Kim Miller, CFP®PRO+ in Redmond, WA
Hi - ETFs and mutual funds are similar in their objective: gaining investment exposure to a specific segment of the stock or bond markets or to the markets as a whole....
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Asked by an anonymous user
Answered by Alex Bentley, Financial AdviserPRO+ in Pacific Palisades, CA
I suggest looking at the target date retirement funds at the major mutual fund companies. You could either just invest in one of these funds or use them as a guide for...
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Asked by victor piediscalzo
Answered by Tracy Scott Burke, CFP®, ChFC® in Harrisburg, PA
Victor, Thanks for your question. Some type of a tax-deferred retirement account would likely be best in your situation in lieu of bank savings. If you have acces...
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Asked by Tony
Answered by Alex Bentley, Financial AdviserPRO+ in Pacific Palisades, CA
One of the basic tenets of investing is diversification. Diversification means you own many different types of investments, because different kinds of investments per...
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Asked by Lynn
Answered by Alex Bentley, Financial AdviserPRO+ in Pacific Palisades, CA
Your risk should be reflective of your age, your investment horizon and your risk tolerance. There is not one easy formula to determine what your risk should be. Cer...
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Asked by Kathleen
Answered by John Farmer, Financial Adviser in Prescott, AZ
It depends on how they are being used in an overall portfolio. The main advantage of an ETF is that it can be traded on an exchange in real time with instant liquidit...
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Asked by Joseph
Answered by Steve Stanganelli , CFP®, CRPC® in Amesbury, MA
When investing in a mutual fund, know your ABCs. A 'load' refers to the commission structure for a particular mutual fund investment. Think of it like a weight that l...
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Asked by Erin
Answered by Michael Hoffman, RFC, CLU, ChFCPRO+ in Grass Valley, CA
Hi Erin, A Managed Account may provide the manger "tactical" capabilities which allow them to move the portfolio as the markets move. Example: in a declining equity...
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Asked by Jessica
Answered by Pamela J. Horack, , CFP®PRO+ in Lake Wylie, SC
Hi Jessica! Sounds like you have a great family - what a gift! As I read your question, I hear two concerns. One - I want to grow this money as much as possible. Two -...
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Asked by Michael
Answered by Alex Bentley, Financial AdviserPRO+ in Pacific Palisades, CA
Trading is more short-term and investing is more long-term. An example of trading would be buying and selling a stock in a day. An example of investing would be buyi...
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