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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
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Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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 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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
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Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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