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.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
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.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
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All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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