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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Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
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A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
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Use this list as a guide when reviewing your accounts and investments on your own to ensure progress toward your goals.
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Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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