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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
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Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
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From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.