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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The Good Ship IPO
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Value vs. Growth Investing
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
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Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
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Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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