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Computerized Investing > Fourth Quarter 2010

The Top Online Portfolio Managers

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by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

I recently read an article that equated investors and their portfolios to mother bears and their cubs. The conclusion was that it was “bear watching season.” Even the most die-hard buy-and-hold investors like to know what their portfolios are doing from time to time, despite the market gyrations of the past couple of years that have many investors burying their heads in the sand.

Merely monitoring these investments on a periodic basis doesn’t necessarily require a sophisticated portfolio management program. For such simple portfolio tracking, online portfolio managers are a handy and inexpensive way to monitor several investment accounts at the same time.

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