The Perils of Picking and Buying Individual Stocks

Instead of trying to pick individual stocks, why don’t you just buy all of them? That’s the investment strategy that some investors use to create a truly diversified portfolio. Listen to Ric Edelman share the risks associated with trying to pick individual stocks and how poorly the pros perform when it comes to speculating about individual stocks.

Investing strategies, such as asset allocation, diversification, or rebalancing, do not assure or guarantee better performance and cannot eliminate the risk of investment losses. There are no guarantees that a portfolio employing these or any other strategy will outperform a portfolio that does not engage in such strategies. Funds and ETFs are subject to risk, including loss of principal. All investments have inherent risks. There can be no assurance that the investment strategy proposed will obtain its goal. Past performance does not guarantee future results.