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.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
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Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.