The Number One Portfolio Risk

Jerry Miccolis, co-author of Asset Allocation for Dummies, recently opined that for many investors, "the biggest obstacle to long-term growth is not the markets: It's their own behavior." He believes that investors typically let their emotions get the better of them, leading to dramatically underperforming the markets.

Click here for Miccolis' practical tips on making a friend of volatility, turning off emotions and combatting the corrosive power of inflation.