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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Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
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This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
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Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.