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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You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.