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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The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
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Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
What’s the connection between cars and financial management?
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.