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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Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
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Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
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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.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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