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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
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Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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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
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Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”