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.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
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Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
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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.
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Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
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Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.