- Investing Advice Inspired by John Bogle
(1929 - 2019)
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Risk tolerance is an investor’s emotional and psychological ability to endure investment losses during large market declines without selling or undue worry, such as losing sleep. To know whether a portfolio is right for your risk tolerance, you need to be brutally honest with yourself as you try to answer the question, "Will I sell during the next bear market?"
Knowing your emotional tolerance for investment risk means knowing yourself and your unique goals and needs - and it is not easy. (more...)
This week in financial history
- 1792 - In New York city, twenty-four brokers met under a buttonwood tree at what is now 68 Wall Street and subscribed to a brokers' agreement. This was the first organized stock market in New York. Source: NYSEData.com Factbook
- 2006 - The S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index, a composite of single-family home price indices for the nine U.S. Census divisions, was launched on May 18, 2006. Source: S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index, fact sheet
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