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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stock Investing Fast-Track by Ken Little

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How to Build a Portfolio That Fits You

Building a portfolio that fits you starts with an understanding of the relative risk associated with the possible combinations of asset classes. Using this understanding, you can fit the pieces together to build a portfolio that addresses your financial goals and is within your tolerance for risk. You should never buy a stock(s) or put together a portfolio that keeps you awake at night because it is too risky. Each asset class, with the exception of cash, has its own risk concerns. If you keep your cash in one of the places previously mentioned, you should not have to worry about its safety.

Fixed-Income (Bonds) Asset Class

To take advantage of the tendency of bonds to move in the opposite direction of stocks, ...

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