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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
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Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
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.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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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Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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