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Do you frequently trade in and out of individual stocks for the thrill of your phone vibrating throughout the day telling you how much richer (or poorer) you are since it buzzed just a few minutes prior? 🎢
If just reading that stresses you out, you’re not alone! The growth of passive investing is preferred by many people who like to set it and forget it knowing their portfolio is diversified offering a smoother ride. 🚄
But passive investing still requires getting off the proverbial coach to choose the right mix of index funds and a reallocation strategy to deliver the best results for your individual needs. 🧐
Today’s recommended reads include insights to help you decide just how passive you prefer to be, whether you choose to do it yourself or hire a financial advisor who can design a personalized portfolio as part of your overall financial plan. 📊
Friday Trivia: How many stocks are in the S&P 500 Index? 👇
Financial Advisors Who Actively Allocate to Passive Indexes
Over the last decade, low cost index funds and ETFs have surged in popularity. These passive investment vehicles offer broad exposure to the underlying stocks and bonds of the indexes they follow, usually at a very attractive price.
But just because these investment portfolios are passive doesn’t mean how you choose to allocate among index funds needs to be passive as well. If you’re preparing to hire a financial advisor, should you hire an advisor who will actively allocate your portfolio among index funds? [Let’s Find Out]
Recommended Reads & Listens
Enjoy this curated selection of content from Wealthtender Financial Network partners.
📈 Is the Easiest Way to Invest in Stocks the Best Way?
The good news is you don’t need to devote your life to becoming a master trader to make money in the stock market. Actually, one of the most effective ways to make your money grow involves almost no effort at all. [Trip of a Lifestyle]
💲 Lower Fees, Please
Given that the amount paid in fees is a great predictor of performance in investing, focusing on reducing fees is the most reliable way investors have to increase their odds of investing successfully. [Occam Investing]
🤼 Betting on the Player, Team or League?
“It doesn’t matter what team wins every year. It doesn’t matter who is MVP of the league. Doesn’t matter. You still win!” [Accidentally Retired]
✅ Is Small, Mid or Large Right for You?
Do you want to know the average return for large cap vs. mid cap vs. small cap stocks? Here’s what you need to know about market capitalization and how you can optimally use it to diversify your investments. [Radical FIRE]
🚗 Should You Arbitrage The Used Car Market Right Now?
The used car market is on fire right now. Can you sell your car for more than you paid for it? In this podcast episode, TJ shares an example of someone making the most of the current markets. [Modern Wealth Builders]
Can’t get enough? Check out these articles from members of our community, too:
- 6 Reasons Why Your Teen Needs a Roth IRA [Jane Mepham on TheStreet]
- Index Investing Strategy – The Basics [Just Start Investing]
- 3 Types of Investors – Which One Are You? Take This Test [Financial Mentor]
- The Only Thing That Matters In Investing: Asset Allocation [The College Investor]
- Simple Habits to Live Longer, Stronger & Better [Retirement Revealed with Jeremy Keil]
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👉 Friday Trivia: How many stocks are in the S&P 500 Index? Currently, there are 505 stocks held in the index, as certain companies have multiple classes of shares.
Disclaimer: The information in this article is not intended to encourage any lifestyle changes without careful consideration and consultation with a qualified professional. This article is for reference purposes only, is generic in nature, is not intended as individual advice and is not financial or legal advice.