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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If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
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Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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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
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All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
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What are your options for investing in emerging markets?