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.
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
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Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
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Why Regular Rebalancing Makes Sense
Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.
The Ivory Tower Changes Wall Street
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The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
How Financial Professionals Are Compensated
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
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Saving for College
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
How Compound Interest Works
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Contributing to an IRA?
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
What Is My Risk Tolerance?
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Impact of Taxes and Inflation
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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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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The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Bull and Bear Go To Market
Learn about the difference between bulls and bears—markets, that is!
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Bursting the Bubble
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