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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$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Best Performing Asset Classes
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Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification
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Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
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Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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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Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
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