Are you a Speculator or an Investor? If I looked at your portfolio, would my answer match yours?

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Gary Allen on Business, Sunday, February 23, 2014 On this weekend’s program we will explore the telltale signs of investing and/or speculation. There are warning signs and dangers lurking that you or your advisor might be generating. Find out if you are on a path to investment success or if you and or your advisor are in a dangerous game of speculation. By the way, speculation is only dangerous to your financial health. Your financial advisor, if you have one, will do just fine.

By the way, have you ever looked at your investment portfolio and wondered how did I get here? Or do you ever wonder just how risky your portfolio is? Of course you do. What I will do is provide you with information that will help answer those questions and more. This is an excellent program for anyone who has second thoughts or is having trouble understanding what is going on with their investments.
If you fit into the group of people not so sure about your investments, then tune in to my program on Sunday morning at 8 AM on KNBR 680 AM. And don’t worry, if you can’t make it, just follow this blog and you will receive notification when a podcast of this program becomes available for your listening pleasure.

6 thoughts on “Are you a Speculator or an Investor? If I looked at your portfolio, would my answer match yours?

  1. Hi Gary, I’m still waiting for the solution. You state the problem, describe the problem, but since you’re not selling anything, never offer a solution! Maybe I missed it but it seems the answer is diversify and re-balance but that involves making decisions and choices which market timing also does! Hopefully you can offer a clear plan or recommend advisers that follow your philosophy! Love the show but always feel left hanging a bit!

    • Bob, thanks for the comments and the question. Sorry that you are hanging but the answer is coming. Next week we will be spending time walking through what someone should do on a practical basis to invest. And as you mentioned in your comments there are tradeoffs and decisions to be made whether you are speculating or investing. That is what makes life and investing so interesting. How do we handle those tradeoffs? My radio boss would be very happy to hear that I left you hanging, because that might lure you in for next week. But don’t worry the answers are coming! No reason to leave anyone hanging other than a shortage of time.

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