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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A Look at Diversification
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The Sequence of Returns
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Rebalancing Your Portfolio
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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.
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This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
What Is My Risk Tolerance?
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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5 Smart Investing Principles
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When Markets React
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The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
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