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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Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Estimating the Cost of College
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
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The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
The recent market drop is an important reminder of why it's important to take a long-term view.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
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 can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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
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Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
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