Investment Insights Blog | Plancorp | Financial Planning (10)

Do It Yourself or Hire an Advisor?

A common dilemma that everyone faces at one time or another is the choice of whether to manage your own investment portfolio or hire the help of a financial professional. As an investment professional myself, I am biased towards seeking out help, but I’d like to share a story to help frame this Read more…

Measuring the Risk and Return Tradeoff

In an earlier post, we started the process of defining risk by introducing three key ideas: Read more…

Defining Risk

We frequently say that risk and return are related, but many people don’t understand exactly what we mean by the word “risk.” Read more…

Growth and Value Styles

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Growth of $1.00

The data below, which shows the growth of $1.00 in various asset classes (listed from least risky to most risky), reinforces rather dramatically the fact that the best returns in the stock market do indeed come from owning the riskier parts of the market. Using this type of data to determine the Read more…

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