Over diversification might actually be a negative in that it prevents you from focusing on the strongest performing market segments
Bayside, NY (PRWEB) April 26, 2012
Personal Finance expert Walter Edelstein, CFP® is providing updated financial information and advice on several important topics including retirement advice on how consumers should be wary of over-diversification of their retirement portfolio, and banking advice on security considerations when banking via a mobile phone. TheAdvice.com Personal Financial Site Network continues to provide consumers with free information and easy to implement practical ideas to help them achieve their personal financial goals. Following is a summary of some of the new articles published on TheAdvice.com Personal Finance Site Network.
Over the past few years the relative degree of “safety” that can be gained from broad diversification may not be as much as previously thought. In fact, according to Mr. Edelstein "over diversification might actually be a negative in that it prevents you from focusing on the strongest performing market segments." It’s a simple matter of math – the more investment holdings a consumer has, the less can be invested in a particular higher performing stock or fund.
In 2011, for example, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained about 5.5%. But 40% of the stocks that comprise the Dow actually declined over the year. Over diversification occurs when the protection gained from adding another investment to the mix is outweighed by the risk of missing out by taking those funds away from a potential winning investment. This article outlines steps that can be taken to avoid over-diversification in a retirement portfolio.
Personal financial security is in the front of many people’s minds these days, and with good reason. Many consumers have experienced having a credit card or debit card number being compromised, and then spending much time and effort to restore whatever funds were taken from accounts. In some cases, it can take months or even years to clear up the damage that a compromised account may have caused to credit reports. "As more consumers access banking, checking and brokerage accounts through their smart phones and other mobile devices, they need to make sure that they are doing everything they can to keep those mobile banking transactions safe" according to Edelstein. This article discusses guidelines consumers should use when using mobile banking or brokerage services.
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