An investment portfolio is the complete total of someone’s investments. For example, if you owned 1,000 shares of Acme Widgets and 1,000 shares of a mutual fund, both those investments together would be your portfolio. Many investors try to build a portfolio that offers the best chance of investment profits without taking on too much risk.
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- Portfolio Management: Making Decisions about Your InvestmentsTo be successful, an investor needs to do more than just buy some stocks or other assets and then ignore them. Instead, experts suggest, individuals should either take an active role by monitoring their investments or let a professional do it for them.
- Portfolio Managers: The Challenge Is Picking More than One Winning StockWith a sea of stocks from which to choose – close to 9,000 – portfolio managers have a daunting task making investment decisions for individual and institutional investors. While some managers claim to know the secret to stock-picking success -- experts say that, in the end, it is all about choosing lots of modest climbers rather than one shooting star.