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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
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Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
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Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.