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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For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
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.