The Best Ways To Reach Your Investment Goals In 2018

The year 2018 is hopefully going to be just as powerful for investment returns as was 2017. In order to reach that level though, people need to take some personal responsibility to help maximize their own individual returns.

The Oxford Club, which is a worldwide network of people who simply try to find ways to beat stock market averages have put out some ideas for how to do well in 2018 with your investments.

Save More Money

If only all tips were these easy, life would go just swimmingly. Yes, it is pretty obvious that we all need to save more money, but sometimes a good reminder of this is really called for as a jarring way of bringing ourselves back to reality.

Re-Balance Your Portfolio

Those who were invested for 2017 very likely had a great year of returns (unless they bet against the market for some reason). Given that, it is time to take a look at how we can re-balance portfolios to make them even more appealing for the year ahead. This means taking steps to sell off the stocks that have had a nice run-up. Take the profits from those wins and invest them in the things that have not done as well. That is called re-balancing.

Watch Out For Those Investment Fees

It is really easy to think that you do not have to worry about the costs of your investing, but that is just a recipe for disaster. The true of costs of investing can be enormous, particularly if you let them spiral out of control. A lot of people think they have a great grip on things, but make sure the percentages you are paying to have someone else manage your money are not above market averages. If anything, you want to go with low-fee or no-fee funds if possible.

Robert Thikoll Is Committed To Operational Excellence

Robert Thikoll is the Vice President of Operational Excellence at Ingersoll Rand. He joined the company in 2015 after spending time at Danaher. Robert specializes in lean management objectives and applying those principles to the overall vision of an organization. He uses his department to keep the company’s focus in line with its long-term mission. Robert works directly with other company leaders and presidents to formulate strategies that move the entire organization forward in a productive manner.

Robert was at Danaher from 2000 to 2015. He held the title of Vice President of Global Operations while at the company. Before there he spent eight years at the Aisin Takaoka Company where he refined his knowledge of lean objectives.

Robert Thikoll maintains his successful business practices by staying very conscious of his schedule. He believes formulating his day around his normal habits. Thikoll front loads his morning since he has most of his energy at the beginning of the day. This is when Robert takes on his more complicated objectives. Afternoon hours are focused on working with team members, mentoring and developing personal relationships. Robert Thikoll likes to save administrative tasks for later in the day.

Robert uses teamwork to make his contribution to an organization. He allows everyone that works in his department to have a voice and lend their opinion to how decisions are to be made. Human relationships are the most important element of a successful team. Thikoll practices the notion that people are more important than technology. This is why he spends a great deal of time on personal development.

Thikoll does not get hung up on obstacles. He understands that these boundaries may seem intimidating at first. However, action will erode all fears.

Robert Thikoll is a graduate of Arizona State University where he majored in both Political Science and Asian studies.