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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
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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Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
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This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
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.
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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.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.