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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Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
The ABCs of Zero Coupon Bonds
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
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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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.