Author archives for Brett Carson

    Diversification: Risk and Reward

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    Diversification: Risk and Reward

    Published by Brett Carson, Director of Research, and the Carson Group Partners Investment Committee Diversification is a cornerstone of portfolio risk management. In short, investors should spread capital among various assets to attempt to reduce volatility and avoid being wiped out by one …

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    The Too-Good-To-Be-True Dividend

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    The Too-Good-To-Be-True Dividend

    Published by Brett Carson We’ve all heard the saying, “if it’s too good to be true, it probably is.” That’s how I feel about high yielding investments in this ultra-low rate environment. Just recently, my father asked me to look into a stock that was trading at nearly a 19% dividend yield t …

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    Stock Investing is Not Gambling – But it Can Be

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    Stock Investing is Not Gambling – But it Can Be

    Published by Brett Carson I have two pet peeves when it comes to discussing stocks with individual investors, whether it’s friends, family, a doctor or a cab driver.  The first is when someone asks what price a stock is selling for and then coming to the conclusion that it’s cheap or expens …

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