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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Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
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With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
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This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
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$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.