Building Your Portfolio
Like every investor, you want to choose investments that will provide the growth and income you need to meet your financial goals. To do that, it's important to understand yourself as an investor. That's because a portfolio that's right for someone else may not be best for you. The factors that make a difference are:
You should also understand the ideas of asset allocation and diversification, which are discussed below. Only then should you consider what your investment choices are and how different types of investments put your money to work.