Since the early part of 2009 U.S. stocks have rallied, and that success may lead some investors to cast away their concerns about the market and fully invest. While staying invested over a long period of time is usually a good thing, buying at the top and selling at the bottom are often exactly what small investors do, very much to their detriment.
Charlie Bilello, director of research at Pension Partners, says there may be better alternatives to U.S. stocks. He explains his thoughts in this video.
One of the things to consider for any investor is to maintain a balanced portfolio of domestic and foreign stocks as well as fixed income, alternative assets and a small amount of cash.