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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A Primer on Dividends
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
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Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
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Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
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Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
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Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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