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 Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
The Ivory Tower Changes Wall Street
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
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$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
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Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
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In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?