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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Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Infographic: The Whole Story of Dividends
The whole story of dividends
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Starting a small business? First, take care of the basics. 5 essential steps to help position your new business for success.
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What’s the connection between cars and financial management?
Find out the value working with a mutual company and how you may be entitled to an added benefit of an annual dividend.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.