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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Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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