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.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
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In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
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
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
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What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.