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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There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
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Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
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