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.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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What Smart Investors Know
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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