Target-date funds have increased in popularity during recent years as a result of investors continually searching for easy, one-size-fits-all solutions to manage their money. But just how appropriate are these funds for the average investor? The answer may surprise you.
Article Category: Stocks
The concept of momentum originated with regard to classical mechanics, in which it refers to the tendency of a moving object to keep moving along its direction of travel. In finance, and especially with regard to investing, we talk in terms of price momentum. As you can infer, this is the tendency for asset prices to continue moving in the same direction they are currently heading.
Stocks? Bonds? Cash? Where should your money be invested? Over the last few decades it has become commonplace to talk about stocks and bonds from a fixed-allocation perspective. This approach to portfolio management has become ingrained in our society; however, it is a very dangerous way to approach investing.