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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
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You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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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.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
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What are your options for investing in emerging markets?