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Effective Investing: A simple way to build wealth by investing in funds by Mark Dampier

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Chapter 6. Building and Managing Your Portfolio

Finding the best funds and the best managers is only one aspect of your challenge as an investor. You also have to combine the funds you like into a well-balanced portfolio that fits your own goals and constraints. You want funds that dovetail well together. In this chapter I offer my thoughts on this important aspect of the fund investor’s task and give examples of model portfolios that might suit a first-time fund investor. It picks up from where we left the subject of asset allocation in chapter 2.

Valuation is more important than fashion

I often hear private investors tell me that their investments have done better than professionals. I would like to think that this is true. In some cases it ...

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