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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For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
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Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
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The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect 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.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
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