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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Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
A good professional provides important guidance and insight through the years.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
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Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.