How to Monitor Your Portfolio, Part Two

With cable financial-news programs, stock newsletters and tip sheets, and investment websites, one might assume that investors need to watch their stock portfolios 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Such constant monitoring, however, can be overkill. True, stocks require more attention than funds do. And, in a volatile market, changes can happen quickly. Still, the managing of a stock portfolio comes down to making sure the stocks continue to meet your investment criteria.

This section discusses how to monitor your stock portfolio effectively while you work toward your investment goals.

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Investors should consider the investment objectives, charges, expense, and unique risk profile of an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) or mutual fund carefully before investing. A prospectus contains this and other information and should be read carefully before investing. A mutual fund prospectus is available through or through a Scottrade branch office. An ETF prospectus must be obtained from the issuer.