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.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
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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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Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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