Viraj Desai
Senior Portfolio Manager, TD Ameritrade Investment Management, LLC

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Want Diversification? Don’t Overlook Mutual Funds, but Choose Carefully September 9, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

If you want more diversification in your portfolio, don’t forget about the humble mutual fund, which can help provide exposure to many parts of the market.

4 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
The ABCs of Corporate Boards: An Investor Walk-Through August 23, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

A company’s board of directors is responsible for providing sound guidance and a fiduciary responsibility to shareholders. Investors should learn the important basics.

2 min read  |  Investing Basics
Building (and Rebuilding) a Portfolio with MPT August 5, 2021 1:17 PM   |  

Modern portfolio theory (MPT) is built on asset allocation, diversification, and portfolio rebalancing without letting human emotion interfere.

4 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
What Are Treasury Rates and Why Do They Matter? July 2, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Treasury rates can be thought of as the backbone of the global economy. You can use the yield curve, which is a measure of interest rate expectations, to get an idea of economic conditions and trends.

4 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
The Total Return Approach: Investing in a Low-Interest, Low-Dividend Yield Environment June 30, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

When bonds and dividend yields can’t keep pace with inflation, how should investors plan for retirement? One idea is to take a total return approach.

3 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Inflation vs. Volatility? It’s a Balance, Not an “Either/Or” Question for Investors June 21, 2021 9:37 AM   |  

Market volatility and inflation can both be effective at destroying investment value. Here’s how investors can account for both in their long-term portfolio strategy.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Five Portfolio Investment Rules to Consider for Long-Term Investing June 17, 2021 12:52 PM   |  

Looking for a few rules to help you plan your long-term investing? Here are five guidelines to help you keep your long-term portfolio aligned with your objectives.

4 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Targeting Single-Company Diversification: A Look at Conglomerates Old and New June 4, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Conglomerate stocks were a common staple of investment portfolios in the 60s. Some tech companies are branching out to become modern conglomerates.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Commodities Have Been Hot, Hot, Hot: What Are the Potential Implications for Investors? May 28, 2021 10:17 AM   |  

Commodities have been red-hot in 2020 and 2021. Is this the start of a so-called commodity supercycle? And what might that mean for investors?

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Duration, Bucketing, & More: Fixed Income and Your Retirement Portfolio May 14, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Ultra-low interest rates and a promise by the Fed to keep rates low for a while has many retirees rethinking their bond portfolios. But is that the best course?

4 min read  |  Portfolio Management
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