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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Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
From Boats to Brokers
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Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
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Knowing your risks is essential when making investment decisions and exit decisions.
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There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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