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

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Election-Year Investing: Positioning Your Portfolio for the Upcoming 2020 Election February 20, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

As the 2020 presidential election looms, investors might be concerned about volatility and potential policy shifts. Should you change your investment strategy? The answer may have more to do with your goals, objectives, and time horizon than your political views.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
As Brokers Abandon Commissions, Don’t Abandon Caution in Your Portfolio February 11, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

For long-term investors, $0 commissions for online trades can be a double-edged sword. Cheaper trading can make it easier to diversify, but it can also be an extra reason to be cautious.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Index Fund vs. Mutual Fund Showdown: Is There Room for Both at the Top? January 22, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Index funds, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Actively managed funds versus passive management. What do all these terms mean? Here’s a breakdown for investors.

5 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
2020 New Year’s Financial Resolutions for Your Portfolio December 31, 2019 10:30 AM   |  

Start the new year off right by making resolutions for your portfolio. Consider evaluating your portfolio regularly, trimming off unwanted assets or liabilities, learning new investing skills, saving regularly, and planning early.

3 min read  |  Savings Goals
Portfolio Rebalancing & Overdiversification: Can There Be Too Much of a Good Thing? November 21, 2019 10:30 AM   |  

Diversification has been touted by financial pros as a means of spreading out your risk. But can you be overdiversified? Here’s what you should know about overdiversification and rebalancing.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
As You Wind Down the Road: Market Volatility, Risk, and Your Retirement Portfolio October 18, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

All investments experience market volatility, which is why retirement portfolio strategies should focus on allocating assets across investments of different risk levels.

3 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Weathering Earnings and Managing “Idiosyncratic” Risk October 11, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

When companies report quarterly earnings, the stakes can be high. A single earnings miss can dent an investment portfolio that’s concentrated. Here are a few ideas for managing idiosyncratic risk.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Best Financial Advice Tips You May or May Not Have Gotten as a Kid September 20, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Financial literacy can be most effective when it starts early. Parents who know how to budget, save, and practice good financial habits should pass those habits down to their children. Here are some financial advice tips to consider.

5 min read  |  Household Finances
Reaching for Yield: “Vanilla” Investments Can Be Risky, So Know What to Watch August 27, 2019 11:35 AM   |  

In these times of stock market volatility, many investors are looking for yield in fixed income and dividend stocks. However, there’s risk in these investments, too, so know what you’re getting into.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
International Diversification: Reducing Geopolitical Volatility August 5, 2019 10:53 AM   |  

Investing can involve volatility both in the markets and within your portfolio. In the long term, portfolios with more diversification can potentially overcome these short term losses.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
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