Active Versus Passive: Which Do You Choose?
How involved do you want to be with selecting individual stocks and securities? Though there is no right or wrong answer, it is an important question to ask. The answer has definitive implications for the types of investment vehicles you use. Two factors can help you determine the answer: your personal inclinations and the level of expenses you are prepared to incur.
How likely are you to research individual stocks, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds? Consider both your personal interest level and your available time before answering. Do you enjoy analyzing financial statements, dissecting business models, staying on top of relevant financial news and sorting through fund return information? Alternatively, how much time can you realistically put into managing your portfolio?
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