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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Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Pullbacks, corrections, and bear markets are all a part of the investing cycle. When the market experiences volatility, it may be a good time to review these common terms.
A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
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