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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
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Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
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China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
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Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?