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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Bursting the Bubble
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Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy
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Should I Invest in Gold?
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
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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.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
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