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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There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
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Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
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Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Learn about the role of inflation when considering your portfolio’s rate of return with this helpful article.
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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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.