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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A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
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This helpful infographic will define bull and bear markets, as well as give a historical overview.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
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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.
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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.
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When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.