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.
5 Smart Investing Strategies
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Alternative Investments - Going Mainstream
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Four Really Good Reasons to Invest
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
The Sequence of Returns
A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
Earnings for All Seasons
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Emotional vs. Strategic Decisions
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive
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Impact of Taxes and Inflation
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Saving for College
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Contributing to an IRA?
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
What Is the Dividend Yield?
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
How Compound Interest Works
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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5 Smart Investing Principles
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
5 Smart Investing Strategies
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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Bull and Bear Go To Market
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Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
The Rule of 72
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.
Emerging Market Opportunities
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?