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"The proposal would bring a stricter regime for brokers handling retirement accounts, making them fiduciaries. Fiduciaries are obligated to put their clients’ interests first.
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Registered investment advisers, on the other hand, are 'fiduciaries' like doctors or lawyers. By law they are considered trustees for their clients and are obligated to put the clients’ interests first. "
This piece by RiverFront Investment Group is a short, but effective read on the balance of what I like to call taking "respectful risk," in that there is a fine line between taking enough, but not too much.
I particularly like their references to the late 90's, Japan, putting everything in your employer's stock, including your job, as well as the part on the emotional challenges of diversifying.
Diversification in our opinion is a core building block to investing, whether you choose to use it or not.