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.
Inflation and taxes are two powerful forces that should be considered before committing to any investment.
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Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
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A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
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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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Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
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