Kiplinger

The Practical Investor Packs It In

When I first saw the Disney movie The Little Mermaid, I was captured by a line uttered by the villainous sea witch, who taunted the heroine to give up her prized possession (her voice) in exchange for the legs she yearned for. "Life's full of tough choices, isn't it?" she said.

I recently found myself at just such a crossroads. I love writing . We launched this column in 2011 as an experiment in whether a buy-and-hold investor (me) could meet or beat the performance of the market by buying individual stocks. The answer: no. Since inception, I'm way behind the market, despite performing better in most years. My undoing: 2015, when my portfolio lost 20% and the market held steady.

Stai leggendo un'anteprima, registrati per continuare a leggere.

Altro da Kiplinger

Kiplinger2 min letti
Stock Market Today: Big Tech Bounce Can't Save Dow
Tuesday looked like it would be another nasty day for tech stocks, with the Nasdaq Composite plunging more than 2% in early trading. However, the index pared nearly all of these losses – and made a brief push into positive territory – as bargain hunt
Kiplinger3 min letti
Is Your Financial Planner Acting in Your Best Interest?
The COVID-19 pandemic created financial challenges for people across the world and led to increased demand for professional financial advice. During the height of the pandemic last April, nearly 8 in 10 CFP® professionals (78%) reported an uptick in
Kiplinger3 min letti
Here’s What Couples Need to Know About Merging Finances
Personal finances embody deeply rooted emotional characteristics that shape one’s behavior toward their money. It’s important to remember that when sharing finances with a significant other, it’s not a one-size-fits all kind of deal. Individual emoti