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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Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
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A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.
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Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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 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.
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.
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Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
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