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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
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Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
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$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
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Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.