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.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
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Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
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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.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
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Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
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