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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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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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Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.