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Standard Deviation, Probability, and Risk When Making Investment Decisions

Standard deviation and probability are concepts that make us better risk managers because they cause us to consider lower probability outcomes when making investment decisions. The post Standard Deviation, Probability, and Risk When Making Investment Decisions appeared first on Arbor Asset Allocation Model Portfolio (AAAMP) Value Blog.

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Modern Portfolio Theory

Modern Portfolio Theory was developed in the 1950‘s with the belief that portfolio returns could be maximized for a given amount of investment risk by combining assets in a particular manner. The theory is that, using relationships between risk and return such as alpha and beta, and defining risk as the standard deviation of return, an ‘efficient frontier‘ for investing can be identified and exploited for maximum gain at a given

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ETF Portfolios Guide Advantages, Disadvantages, Newsletter

Arbor Investment Planner recognizes the need for an ETF Portfolios Guide. The goal is to assist the apprentice investors in their portfolio management decisions. The explosion in the number of ETFs means there is a large variety of ETFs to choose from today. ETFs are the perfect investment vehicle for the apprentice investor, investors with small portfolios, or investors with large portfolios who want significant diversification in a targeted ge

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Asset Allocation By Age : A Rule of Thumb to Forget?

The post Asset Allocation By Age : A Rule of Thumb to Forget? appeared first on Arbor Asset Allocation Model Portfolio (AAAMP) Value Blog.

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Reinvesting Dividends Benefits

The post Reinvesting Dividends Benefits appeared first on Arbor Asset Allocation Model Portfolio (AAAMP) Value Blog.

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Investment Diversification

Use investment diversification of non-correlated assets to minimize unsystematic risk. This is the only ‘free ride‘ available to portfolio managers. The post Investment Diversification appeared first on Arbor Asset Allocation Model Portfolio (AAAMP) Value Blog.

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Over Diversification: Hurting Your Investment Returns?

Over diversification is a serious and common mistake that decreases investment returns disproportionately to the benefits received. The post Over Diversification: Hurting Your Investment Returns? appeared first on Arbor Asset Allocation Model Portfolio (AAAMP) Value Blog.

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What is the Difference Between Saving, Investing, and Gambling?

Recognizing the differences between saving, investing, and gambling will help you compartmentalize each, and avoid common mistakes. It‘s an easy mistake because not enough people think it through, and the terms are used interchangeably in our culture. Keeping saving, investing, and gambling three separate activities in your mind and in your account structure will help you be more successful managing your money and growing your wealth. The p

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Explain Free Cash Flow and Free Cash Flow Yield

Free Cash Flow determines whether a company has sufficient cash resources to meet the goals of the entity and its‘ stakeholders (debt reduction, dividends, stock buybacks, acquisitions, etc.). Free Cash Flow Yield determines if the stock price provides good value for the amount of free cash flow being generated. The post Explain Free Cash Flow and Free Cash Flow Yield appeared first on Arbor Asset Allocation Model Portfolio (AAAMP) Value Bl

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34 Investment Strategies and Rules to Make You a Better Investor

The most important attribute of successful investors is discipline in following a set of investment strategies and rules. In other words you don‘t have to have a high IQ, a high education, extensive experience, or even great instinct. You can be a successful investor by being disciplined in following a set of investment strategies and rules that guide you through bull and bear markets, times of greed and times of fear, and periods of high r

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