Author Topic: Invest all of my money with one company or diversify with other companies?  (Read 2509 times)

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I really didn't know how to ask this question, so forgive me.

Simply put, I have a ROTH IRA with T. Rowe Price, IRA Rollover with Fidelity, and a brokerage account with a financial advisor who invests with Geneos Wealth/BNY Mellon.  I have some more money to invest with and I'm not sure if I should open a Vanguard account or keep giving it to the financial advisor. 

I've never been one to put all of my 'eggs in one basket' but I do understand if I invest in some stocks in my BNY Mellon, I could invest in the SAME stocks elsewhere because the company doesn't know what I'm currently invested in.  I know I could manage it myself, but I will have another account where I do stock trading and kinda wanted this extra money to be managed in some fund on autopilot.  So I'm curious of what other people are doing. 

Thank you!

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A Bogleheads Blog Post on diversification.

Diversify is #4 in the Bogleheads investment philosophy.

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i'm sure you're paying stupid high fees to your financial advisor... i'd roll the whole roth over to Vanguard and put it in VTSAX and call it a day.  If you keep the advisor you should be able to tell him how you're invested elsewhere and have him keep a proper asset class based on what your goals are but... really you dont need an advisor.  there is the internet full of advice.  you just have to read it.

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A Bogleheads Blog Post on diversification.

Diversify is #4 in the Bogleheads investment philosophy.

his question wasnt about buying one stock it was diversifying across investment providers which is not necessary IMO.  you dont want an etrade account and a vanguard account and a t rowe price account.   diversify in your asset allocation not where your money is kept.

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You're just going to confuse yourself keeping things in lots of places. Diversify holdings, not providers.

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A Bogleheads Blog Post on diversification.

Diversify is #4 in the Bogleheads investment philosophy.

his question wasnt about buying one stock it was diversifying across investment providers which is not necessary IMO.  you dont want an etrade account and a vanguard account and a t rowe price account.   diversify in your asset allocation not where your money is kept.

OOH! I don't think I've ever seen that question asked. I need to finish my morning coffee before answering questions.

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A Bogleheads Blog Post on diversification.

Diversify is #4 in the Bogleheads investment philosophy.

his question wasnt about buying one stock it was diversifying across investment providers which is not necessary IMO.  you dont want an etrade account and a vanguard account and a t rowe price account.   diversify in your asset allocation not where your money is kept.

OOH! I don't think I've ever seen that question asked. I need to finish my morning coffee before answering questions.

its a poorly worded title and a hard post to follow when you read through it b/c he misunderstands diversity.

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What ShoulderThing said.

http://jlcollinsnh.com/2012/09/07/stocks-part-x-what-if-vanguard-gets-nuked/ might be worth a read.

FWIW, sounds like you might want most of your money in an index fund - "kinda wanted this extra money to be managed in some fund on autopilot".  Vanguard is a pretty good place for that.