A rightly managed stock portfolio is vital for investor’s success. These key steps to build a well-balanced stock portfolio can help you to outperform.
Several individuals don’t invest in stock markets. It is because of potential risk associated with any stock investment. Additionally, the whole process seems to be overly complicated particularly to new & unskilled investors. It is perhaps the reason why several investors turn towards mutual funds or ETFs.
According to a post published in US News, an individual investor absolutely has an advantage over professional investors.
He or she just needs to do some homework necessary to understand the company, management and industry underlying each individual stock.
Apart from these, investors should be smart enough to know their goals, ready to take risk in advance, & willing to understand the nature of markets.
If you are successful in doing this then a little bit of homework can help you to build a solid & successful portfolio. Here are 11 basic steps to design a strong & rightly managed portfolio for beginners:
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(1) Understand Your Investment Needs
It is one of the most significant steps to build a well-balanced stock portfolio. Every investor is not expected to have equal investment needs. This can vary widely from one investor to another or within same investor at different time.
When you invest, you need to balance your potential risks against potential rewards. It is because different stocks have different levels of risk.
Generally, the assets of a portfolio are determined by investor’s goals, risk tolerance, as well as time horizon of investment.
Some of the factors to consider in making such decisions include age of investor, time period for which an investor is willing to spend allowing his investments to grow, total amount of capital to be invested, projected capital needs for future, & additional sources of income.
These factors can help an investor to select a right portfolio for his/her investment needs.
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