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.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
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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.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
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Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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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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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Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
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Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.