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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Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
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Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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