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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Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
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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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?