Putting together a Great Investment Strategy for 10% Returns

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Do you have a great investment strategy? The following is a guest post by Joseph Hogue, CFA is an investment analyst and blogger. Joseph runs the blogs My Stock Market Basics and Peer Finance 101.  If you’d like to submit a guest post on Money Q&A, please check out the site’s guest posting guidelines.

Motif Investing offers a low-cost way to put your investment strategy together to meet your return goals.

I loved Hank’s list post on ten ways to earn a great rate of return on your investments. The post offers some great ideas for investing including stocks, real estate and bonds that can make 10%+ on your investment.

I thought I would combine some of the ideas from the post with my favorite investing tool to show you how you can put it all together in a simple investing strategy.

Not only will this simple strategy help you invest across some of the most important asset classes but it’s also a low-cost choice and can help reduce the risk around investing.

But first, a little about the investing tool that makes it all possible.

How Motif Investing Can Simplify Your Investment Strategy
Motif Investing

Motif Investing is an online investing website allowing investors to group up to 30 stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) into one fund and then buy the entire group with one trade. Compared to other discount brokers, it can save you a lot of money investing.

Consider investing in 30 stocks on any other website would cost $300 or more. Investing in that same group on Motif would cost $10 with one trade.

Beyond saving money investing, Motif offers a way to put together your entire investing strategy in one simple investment. You choose a combination of 30 stocks and ETFs that include asset classes like stocks, bonds, and real estate. You can customize the fund to buy more of some stocks and less of others each time you invest more money.

Instead of getting caught up in the ups-and-downs of one particular stock, panic-selling when the market tumbles, your investment fund rises more smoothly over time since it’s diversified across asset classes. Learn more about MotifInvesting.comGreat Investment Strategy for 10% Returns.

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