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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Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
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Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
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.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
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Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
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$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
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