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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We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
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Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Types of Stock Market Analysis
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Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President
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Why Regular Rebalancing Makes Sense
Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.
Pullbacks, Corrections, and Bear Markets
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What Is My Risk Tolerance?
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
How Compound Interest Works
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Impact of Taxes and Inflation
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Saving for College
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
What Is the Dividend Yield?
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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5 Smart Investing Strategies
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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From Boats to Brokers
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It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
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In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Bull and Bear Go To Market
Learn about the difference between bulls and bears—markets, that is!
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