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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Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
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Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
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Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
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Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?