Jill’s Journal

Welcome to Jill’s Journal, an educational blog about the fundamentals of investing and finance.

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Types of Risk - Part 2

July 10, 2018

This is the second part of my series on risk. Last week I described the three types of systematic risk. This week, we will be talking about unsystematic risk.

Types of Risk - Part 1

July 3, 2018

Now that we have built a foundation of knowledge for the many different asset class types, we can move on to understanding types of risk.

Asset Classes - Real Estate & Other

June 26, 2018

Today is the final installment of a four-part series on the different types of asset classes, and today is all about the “other” types of assets.

Asset Classes - Cash

June 19, 2018

Today is the third of a four-part series on the different types of asset classes, where we are conversing about cash.

Asset Classes - Fixed Income

June 12, 2018

Today is the second of a four-part series on the different types of asset classes, and we are talking Fixed Income. Previously, we discussed the different ways to diversify with stocks.

Asset Classes - Stocks

June 5, 2018

Previously, on Jill’s Journal, I talked about diversification with stocks and bonds. Remember, the goal of diversifying your investments is to smooth out your ride - you want to have several different types of assets to manage the ups and downs of your account.


May 29, 2018

In my last blog post, I mentioned the importance of diversification. But what does it mean to be well-diversified? Is it simply enough to have both stocks and bonds in your portfolio?

Volatility in the Market

May 22, 2018

Wow, the markets have sure had a bumpy ride lately! Unfortunately, this is all par for the course with the history of the stock market. We are coming off several years of growth in the markets, and volatility is back, baby.


May 15, 2018

Welcome to Jill’s Journal! We are so happy you have joined us. This is our new blog where we will attempt to educate readers on the fundamentals of financial terminology and concepts.

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