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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We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
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Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Alternative Investments - Going Mainstream
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
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How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Mutual Funds vs. ETFs
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Why Regular Rebalancing Makes Sense
Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.
How Financial Professionals Are Compensated
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
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What Is My Risk Tolerance?
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Contributing to an IRA?
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
How Compound Interest Works
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
What Is the Dividend Yield?
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Saving for College
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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5 Smart Investing Strategies
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
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What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
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