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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This helpful infographic will define bull and bear markets, as well as give a historical overview.
Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
When the market experiences volatility, it may be a good time to review these common terms.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.