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Investing

Investing is a broad topic that encompasses everything from asset allocation to macroeconomic trends. Most investors don't try to master all of these things – they work with a professional who can provide expert guidance. But it's still a good idea to have a solid understanding of investing basics so you can be actively involved in managing your portfolio.

The content in this section touches on some of the most relevant topics, starting with the essentials and progressing to more complex subjects.

Latest Articles

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Preparing for Your Retirement Journey

May 31, 2017
How preparation, discipline and a strong partner can help you reach your destination.
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How the Players Play: Understanding the Various Roles of Portfolio Pieces

May 31, 2017
Earl King uses the analogy of a football team lineup to explain the role and purpose each security plays in an investment portfolio.
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Unleashing The Power of Discipline

May 03, 2017
Dan Martin discusses the critical role of discipline and positive thinking in working toward your financial goals.
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Financial Knowledge, Decision-Making and the Advisor Relationship

April 12, 2017
Dan Martin analyzes the differences in financial decision making, knowledge and confidence between investors working with a human financial professional and those who are not currently in a relationship with an advisor.
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The Three Appeals of Retirement Planning

March 29, 2017
Phil Wright discusses how Aristotle's three appeals of persuasion, ethos, pathos and logos, could be applied to retirement planning.
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2017 Jackson Investor Education Survey

March 27, 2017
We surveyed investors to find out how they perceive their level of financial knowledge and investing confidence. Read the results for some valuable insight into the current state of financial knowledge in the U.S.
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Long Story Short: Retirement Myopia

March 22, 2017
Jackson National Life Distributors LLC Vice President of Business Development Phil Wright discusses the importance of widening our gaze when it comes to how we view retirement.
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How To Be Benchmark Savvy

February 15, 2017
Earl King discusses how investors can work with benchmarks to gain a clearer, more realistic picture of their portfolio's results.
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Why Write A Life Purpose Statement?

December 28, 2016
Dan Martin introduces three reasons why he believes writing a life purpose statement is worth your time (based on the work of Richard Leider).

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Annuities are issued by Jackson National Life Insurance Company (Home Office: Lansing, Michigan) and in New York, annuities are issued by Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York (Home Office: Purchase, New York). Variable products are distributed by Jackson National Life Distributors LLC. May not be available in all states and state variations may apply. These products have limitations and restrictions. Contact the Company for more information. Jackson is the marketing name for Jackson National Life Insurance Company and Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York.

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