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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You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
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Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.