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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
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Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Diversification could mean the difference between financial success and failure.
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This is a good infographic to use, and reuse, whenever the benchmark interest rate goes up.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
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
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?