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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The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
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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The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
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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All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.