3 Tips for Investing: Navigate Financial Markets with Ease

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In today's ever-changing financial landscape, navigating the complexities of investing can be a daunting task. Whether you're experienced or new to investing, a strong investment strategy is vital for long-term success in finance.

In this blog, we'll share three invaluable investment tips that often don't receive the attention they deserve. These tips will empower you to make informed decisions. Confidently helping you navigate the financial markets, setting you on the path to a secure financial future.

Table of Contents:

  • Tip #1: Diversification Is Key

    • Why is Diversification Important?

    • How Does Diversification Work?

    • Implementing Diversification with Voyage's Investment Products

  • Tip #2: Stay Informed and Educated

    • Why Staying Informed Matters?

    • Sources of Financial Information

  • Tip #3: Plan for the Long-Term

    • What Defines a Long-Term Investment?

    • Steps to Creating a Comprehensive Financial Plan

    • Regularly Review and Consult with Voyage's Financial Advisors

Why is Diversification Important in an Investment Portfolio?

Diversification is key to reducing unsystematic risk.

Diversification is a fundamental principle of successful investing. It involves spreading your investments across various asset classes. We should reduce risk in asset classes such as stocks, bonds, and real estate.

Putting all your eggs in one basket can prove detrimental in volatile markets. You can balance potential losses with gains in other areas, ultimately reducing overall risk.

To reduce overall risk, Voyage offers a variety of specified investment products to build a well-balanced portfolio:

Share Certificates (Certificates of Deposit - CDs):

Share certificates are low-risk investment options offered by credit unions, such as Voyage. They are similar to traditional certificates of deposit (CDs) offered by banks. Consider share certificates low-risk because they protect your principal. They provide a predictable return on investment.

When you invest in a share certificate, you give money to the credit union for a specific period of time. The period ranges from a few months to several years.

In return, the credit union pays you a guaranteed interest rate. The rate is typically higher than what you would receive in a regular savings account.

Money Market Accounts:

Money market accounts are a type of savings account that typically offers higher interest rates than regular savings accounts. These accounts invest in short-term, highly liquid, and low-risk government bonds and certificates of deposit.

Money market accounts in your investment mix can help you reduce unsystematic risk. They are less affected by market fluctuations compared to equities.

Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs):

IRAs are tax-advantaged retirement savings accounts. That can include various investment options, such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and even CDs. They come in two primary forms: Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs.

Traditional IRAs offer tax-deferred growth, while Roth IRAs offer tax-free withdrawals at retirement. IRAs provide the advantage of tax benefits, helping you grow your retirement savings more efficiently while mitigating unsystematic risk.

Voyage offers a range of investment options. Each to help you build a diversified portfolio tailored to your financial goals.

How To Keep Up With Financial Market Information

Staying Informed Matters.

Various factors affect the financial markets. Constant changes make it essential to stay informed. Regularly review your portfolio, assess market conditions, and keep up with relevant news.

Review different sources like:

  • Financial News Outlets: Reputable financial news sources are available online and offline. They provide up-to-the-minute coverage of market events and economic data releases analyzed by experts.

  • Financial Publications: Magazines and newspapers often feature in-depth articles on financial markets, investment strategies, and economic trends.

  • Online Resources: Websites, forums, and blogs offer a wealth of information and insights from financial experts and fellow investors.

  • Educational Materials: Books, webinars, and seminars provide in-depth knowledge. Many cover various topics such as investing, financial planning, and wealth management.

  • Voyage Financial Advisors: Our advisors can guide and provide expert advice as you begin your investing journey.

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At Voyage, we understand the significance of staying informed and educated in the world of finance. We provide valuable resources, educational materials, and expert guidance to help you make informed decisions.

Our experienced financial advisors are here to assist you in navigating the financial markets. You could have questions about your current investments, or need guidance on building a diversified portfolio. Our team is ready to provide the expertise you need.

What Defines a Long-Term Investment?

Long-term investments are assets held for more than a year.

Successful investing requires a long-term perspective. Being concerned about short-term market fluctuations is natural. However, it's important to keep your eyes on the bigger picture that leads to financial success.

Build a financial plan that aligns with your objectives, risk tolerance, and timeline. Regularly reassess and adjust your plan as needed.

Review the following steps to build a more effective plan:

  1. Set Clear Financial Goals: Identify your short-term and long-term financial objectives. These may include buying a home, funding your kid's education, or having a comfortable retirement.

  2. Assess Your Risk Tolerance: Determine how much risk you are able to take in your investments. Your risk tolerance must align with your financial goals.

  3. Select Diversified Investments: Build a diversified investment portfolio that spreads risk across different asset classes. Sometimes, advisors recommend having a mix of stocks, bonds, real estate, and other assets.

  4. Regularly Review and Adjust: Regularly review your financial plan to ensure it remains on track. Consult with a Voyage financial advisor. Make adjustments as needed, considering changes in your life circumstances and market conditions.

By partnering with Voyage, you gain access to tools and expertise. We'll help create a comprehensive financial plan that leads to financial security and prosperity over the long term.


Q: Can diversification protect my investments from all risks?

A: While diversification can reduce overall risk, it may not eliminate it entirely. Some events can affect all asset classes all at once. However, it's still an effective risk management strategy.

Q: How often should I review my investment portfolio?

A: Regularly review your portfolio annually. Consult with a Voyage financial advisor for guidance. Staying informed and making adjustments is crucial for long-term success.

Start Your Investing Journey

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Navigating financial markets with confidence is a combination of strategic planning, education, and expert guidance. Position yourself for financial success by diversifying your portfolio and staying informed.

At Voyage, our commitment is to empower members with knowledge and personalized guidance. We ensure that you can navigate the financial markets with confidence. Make informed decisions for a secure and prosperous future. Start your investment journey with confidence today and reach out to Voyage!


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