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.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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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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Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
This is a good infographic to use, and reuse, whenever the benchmark interest rate goes up.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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