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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Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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 better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
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What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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