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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Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Three important factors when it comes to your financial life.
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Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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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
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
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What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.