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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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This helpful infographic will define bull and bear markets, as well as give a historical overview.
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
Even the most seasoned investors have biases affecting their financial choices.
Time and market performance may subtly and slowly imbalance your portfolio.
When the market experiences volatility, it may be a good time to review these common terms.
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Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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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Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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