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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
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Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
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