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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
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