Wealth Management | Plancorp | Investment Strategy (9)

Risk Tolerance

Today we continue a discussion that began with defining risk and then focused on measuring the risk/return tradeoff. To briefly summarize those articles, we learned: Read more…

How to Analyze Risks and Returns in Investing with Plancorp

Smart investment decisions are necessary on the road to financial security, but it's important to understand how to analyze the risks and returns associated with investment decisions. Knowing how to analyze risk and return properly can help you build a successful portfolio. Read more…

Valuations and Return Expectations

Valuation – the price you pay for earnings, assets minus liabilities, cash flow, etc – is one of the best indicators of future returns. In general, we experience lower returns when valuations are high (i.e. stocks are more expensive), and higher returns when valuations are low (stocks are cheaper). Read more…

What Is a Registered Investment Advisor?

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Avoid Hidden Investment Costs

We never cease to be amazed at what little time is spent by the typical investor trying to get a handle on what his or her investing costs are. It’s amazing because, aside from the fact that costs can have a major impact on portfolio returns, they are still the only thing that we, as investors, Read more…

Bond Funds or Individual Bonds

From Plancorp’s perspective, the answer for most investors is bond funds. Bond funds, especially in the municipal (tax-exempt) market, can offer many advantages over a portfolio made up of individual bonds… Read more…

Alternative Investments

Listed below are some of the risks and considerations associated with hedge fund investing: Read more…

The Ten Deadly Investment Sins

The stock market can be a difficult enough place to make money as it is, but to suggest that you can make certain investing mistakes that are so profound as to be classified as “sins” could be taking it a bit too far. Read more…

What are the benefits of Active vs. Passive Investing?

Eventually, there comes a time when every investor must make a choice: Whether to invest to achieve future economic objectives or to invest for entertainment. Unfortunately, they usually don't go hand in hand. As such, it's essential to understand the different investment strategies, including Read more…

Time-Weighted vs. Internal Rates of Return

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