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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Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Are Alternative Investments Right for You?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
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Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
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What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?