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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Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
The Ivory Tower Changes Wall Street
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Bursting the Bubble
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Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.