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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
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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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Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
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This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
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How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.