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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Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
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Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
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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 compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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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.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
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Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.