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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
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Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
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Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
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Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
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.
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.
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.
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Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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