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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Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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TIPS for Inflation
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
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Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
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How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?