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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For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
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Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
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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.
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.
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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.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
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Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.