Tips by Stephanie Powers

Evaluate Your Egg Baskets: You're pulling your hair out because everything you invest in goes down. The lesson: Always keep a diversified portfolio,...
No Such Thing As A Sure Thing: That stock you thought was a sure thing just tanked. The lesson: Sometimes the unpredictable happens. It happens to the...
Proper Risk Management: You thought an investment was risk-free, but it wasn't. The lesson: Every investment has some type of risk. You can attempt to...
Liquidity Matters: You always stay fully invested, so you miss out on opportunities requiring accessible cash. The lesson: Having cash in a...
Patience: Your account balance is lower than it was last quarter, so you overhaul your investment strategy before taking advantage of your current...
Be Your Own Advisor: The market news gets bleaker every day - now you're paralyzed with fear! The lesson: Market news has to be interpreted relative...
When To Sell And When To Hold: The market indicators don't seem to have a silver lining. The lesson: Know when to sell existing positions and when to...