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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The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Even the most seasoned investors have biases affecting their financial choices.
When the market experiences volatility, it may be a good time to review these common terms.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Time and market performance may subtly and slowly imbalance your portfolio.
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Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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