Question: I have a one year old child. Is it too early to start a portfolio for my child, and would it be better to start off with a stock or a bond?Read More
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Question: I have about $93,000 invested in non-retirement mutual funds. I have been considering trying to time the market by selling these funds when I sense a bear market approaching (incurring a $1,700 capital loss) and then buying the same funds at a cheaper price once the bear market has arrived. I have no debt and an emergency fund. Is this a good strategy, or too risky?Read More
Question: To find the price-earnings ratio of a stock, I divide the current stock price with the last four quarters of earnings. If the current list price is higher than the number I get when I calculate the P/E ratio, what does that mean? Is the stock overvalued?Read More
Question: My mother passed away a few weeks ago. She left five heirs who want to assure that their inheritance is not going to be subject to market risk before it is distributed. I told her advisor to liquidate most of her portfolio but he said the brokerage firm has frozen the account. What can be done?Read More
Question: My mom recently passed away. She left myself and my siblings equal distributions from her brokerage accounts. Her financial advisor wants each of us to provide a detailed accounting of our current, personal investment accounts. He cites the need to comply with the Patriot Act. Does the Patriot Act require this?Read More