Investing should be easy – just buy low and sell high – but most of us have trouble following that simple advice. There are principles and strategies that may enable you to put together an investment portfolio that reflects your risk tolerance, time horizon, and goals. Understanding these principles and strategies can help you avoid some of the pitfalls that snare some investors.
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Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Bursting the Bubble
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A Look at Diversification
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
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Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
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It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
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Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.