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.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
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Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
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Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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