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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You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
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This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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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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$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.