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.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
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Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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 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.
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Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
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.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.