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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
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This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
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