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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$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
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Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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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