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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
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The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
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Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
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You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
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Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
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