Why You Diversify

Shares of Amazon have soared 49,000% since the company went public. Finding the next Amazon may be the goal of many investors. Yet just a tiny handful of stocks are responsible for most of the stock market’s historical gain. Diversification is the only way to ensure such “superstocks” are in your portfolio.

Trading: Patience is a Virtue

Anyone who’s purchased a car knows the party most prepared to walk away from the deal has the advantage. It is the motivated buyer, or seller, who is most often forced to make the biggest concession. It’s no different in investing.