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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Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Diversification, Patience, and Consistency
Three important factors when it comes to your financial life.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
This helpful infographic will define bull and bear markets, as well as give a historical overview.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
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
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.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.