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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
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.
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This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.