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.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
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Time and market performance may subtly and slowly imbalance your portfolio.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
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Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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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
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
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Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.