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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Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
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Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
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Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.