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, cracking the code on bonds.
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A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
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Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Even the most seasoned investors have biases affecting their financial choices.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
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