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.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
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.
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
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Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
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Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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