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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Time and market performance may subtly and slowly imbalance your portfolio.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
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.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
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