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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A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
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A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
A good professional provides important guidance and insight through the years.
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This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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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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All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
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