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.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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Best-Performing Asset Classes
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Your Shifting Risk Tolerance
Time and market performance may subtly and slowly imbalance your portfolio.
How the Federal Reserve Works
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How Stocks Work
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Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings
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Saving for College
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How Compound Interest Works
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
What Smart Investors Know
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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