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 Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
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You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
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Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
A good professional provides important guidance and insight through the years.
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.
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 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.
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Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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