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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This helpful infographic will define bull and bear markets, as well as give a historical overview.
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Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
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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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
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What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
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It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.