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Follow columnist Kathy Kristof as she shares lessons from her real-life investment portfolio.
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A portfolio without FANGs was doomed to have trouble last year.
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Selling quality stocks was just one of the mistakes.
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For the three-month period during which I essentially ignored my investments, the Practical Investing portfolio rose 10%.
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This small homebuilder's first-quarter results were impressive, with big gains in number of dwellings sold and other key measures.
Gilead Sciences stock was selling for a mere 7 times estimated 2016 earnings when I snapped up 150 shares.
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Constantly checking market results practically begs you to do something, even if doing nothing is the best course.
Because I'm a diehard bargain hunter, I find Apple's stock too cheap to pass up.
I never should have owned Sohu, the Chinese Internet stock, in the first place. Buying it was a rash move.
It took me 16 years to leave my ex. But I wanted to get divorced from my hurtful investments more quickly, so I called a couple of financial therapists.
I own several stocks I should have sold, but a stubborn adherence to a buy-and-hold philosophy prevented me from pulling the trigger.
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Coming interest-rate hikes are creating a frenzy. Maybe investors should just chill.
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These are companies that make products I use every day and I think I understand well enough to make the foundation of my portfolio.
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I've been asking myself whether American Capital's drop represents a buying opportunity or a warning that something is amiss.
Just as there is no one-size-fits-all method for raising a child, there is no universal blueprint for building a portfolio.
Unlike mutual funds, newsletters have a lot of freedom to highlight figures that cast them in the best possible light.
I'll save a little more in taxes than I "lost" on my tax-inspired trades, but I'm not sure that the savings were worth all the angst.
Seagate's regular (and rising) payout provides this investor some comfort in an ever-changing market.