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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
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Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
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Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
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