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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Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
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A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
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.