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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Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
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Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
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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