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Want to Invest Like a Pro?

On 01/24/2013, in Investment Strategies, by Jordan Wilson

Want to learn how to invest like a professional investor?

Maybe a good plan, maybe not. But our friends at Investopedia discuss how to “Invest Like a Pro”.

Article highlights and my comments below:

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Emerging markets are popular investments for many investors.

Why?

Emerging market investments may aid in reducing portfolio risk through enhanced diversification. At the same time, there is also the potential for higher returns in less developed markets.

Today we look at what constitutes an emerging market. 

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Photo for Sale

On 11/25/2011, in Alternative Investments, by Jordan Wilson

I took a great photo the other day and am looking to sell it.

What would you pay?

It is a pretty picture. Lovely river, green grass. 

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Why does active investing not outperform a passive approach in most investment scenarios?

I have a few thoughts on that.

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Should You Actively Invest?

On 10/27/2010, in Investment Strategies, Mutual Funds, by Jordan Wilson

It is highly questionable as to whether active management is appropriate for investors.

You can find studies that indicate active management can provide superior performance in certain circumstances. But more studies conclude that, over the long-term, active management does not outperform a passive approach.

What do I think?

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Pros and Cons of Investment Professionals

On 10/13/2010, in Mutual Funds, by Jordan Wilson

I believe that non-professional investors should not normally compete with professionals.

In some ways, I view it as competing against Tiger Woods on the golf course. Unless you have the same skills, it is difficult.

The professionals have an unfair advantage over the amateurs and it is not wise to try and beat them in picking investments.  

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