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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5 Smart Investing Strategies
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Types of Stock Market Analysis
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Do Our Biases Affect Our Financial Choices?
Even the most seasoned investors have biases affecting their financial choices.
Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
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Pullbacks, Corrections, and Bear Markets
When the market experiences volatility, it may be a good time to review these common terms.
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What Is the Dividend Yield?
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.
Contributing to an IRA?
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
How Compound Interest Works
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Impact of Taxes and Inflation
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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5 Smart Investing Strategies
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Bull and Bear Go To Market
Learn about the difference between bulls and bears—markets, that is!
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
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In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
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