You don’t want to overdo it, but it’s important to stay on top of things. Generally speaking, if your portfolio is run by professional investment managers, you should check the performance quarterly; otherwise, you may not give them enough room to do their jobs.
If you run your own portfolio, it is entirely up to you how often you check the performance, but be aware that the closer and more short-term your focus gets, the higher the chance you have of losing sight of the bigger picture.
It is often hard for individuals to remove emotional bias from their investment decisions, but forums and articles such as those found here can help an individual remain objective in his or her decision-making.
Spouses and children can and do receive social security benefits upon the death of a person who paid into the system
A margin account is one in which an investor uses borrowed money to purchase additional securities
A breakpoint generally refers to a level of investment at which the fee structure changes
A non-current asset is an asset on the balance sheet that is not expected to convert into unrestricted cash within a year
The breakeven price will be the strike price plus the amount of the investor’s premium or net debit. Breakeven price...
Form 2106 is the long-form way to request deductions for unreimbursed business expenses incurred by the employee
Life insurance guarantees that a death benefit is paid if an insured person dies while the policy is in effect
Publication 527 describes how to report income from residential property, as well as how to depreciate it
The Rising Wedge pattern forms when prices appear to spiral upward, with higher highs and higher lows
Securities in the market can be analyzed on technical levels or fundamental ones, and it is generally best to take both