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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Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Time and market performance may subtly and slowly imbalance your portfolio.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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