A mix of fixed-income investments and the growth potential of stocks may be key ingredients to working toward meeting long-term financial goals. Explore these basic concepts and more.
Using diversification to combat riskDiversification — spreading your money among many different investments — attempts to take a middle road through the highs and lows of market performance, allowing your money the opportunity to grow regularly with fewer fluctuations along the way.
Developing your investment strategyAs many investors discover, mapping out an investment plan is the easy part. Sticking with that plan is what separates investors from speculators.
Value of a financial advisorRussell Investments’ mutual fund products are available exclusively through financial advisors and we believe advisors play a vital role in helping individual investors reach their financial goals. Advisors can help you make informed decisions by understanding your goals, recommending solutions and making sure your portfolio stays on track.
Stocks & BondsChoosing the right mix of stocks and bonds can be one of the most basic yet confusing decisions facing any investor. In general, the role of stocks is to provide long-term growth potential and the role of bonds is to provide an income stream. The question is how these qualities fit into your investment strategy.
All about bondsBonds and other fixed-income instruments may provide a counterbalance when combined with more volatile stocks because bonds typically fluctuate less than, and at different times than, stocks.