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.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
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Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
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Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
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