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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
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Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
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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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This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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.
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