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.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
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For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
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It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.
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You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
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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
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
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Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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