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.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
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For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
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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.
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This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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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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