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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5 Smart Investing Strategies
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Separating the Signal From the Noise
A good professional provides important guidance and insight through the years.
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Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
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You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
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Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Saving for College
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Impact of Taxes and Inflation
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
How Compound Interest Works
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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5 Smart Investing Strategies
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
5 Smart Investing Principles
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
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Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Are Alternative Investments Right for You?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Global and International Funds
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Where Is the Market Headed?
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