This practice can help manage volatility because not all stocks move the same way when the broader market swings. It also prevents a big drop in a single security from inflicting major damage on an account. And perhaps most important, diversification can reduce the kind of bad emotional reactions that happen when accounts swing in value.
Foot Locker’s (FL) blowout quarter today is the latest example of the trend. Not only did earnings and revenue beat estimates. The key same-store sales metric was also more than twice the expected amount, a sign of successful merchandising and customer engagement.
If you choose to trade with Monex, it’s even easier. We don’t charge application fees or inactivity fees. What you do need is proper market research. It will help you create a diverse portfolio, with viable shares from the West and the Orient. Monex trades in 12 markets, including Malaysia, so we keep a close eye on happenings there.
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