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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Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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