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Investment

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.

 
 
Understanding Dividends

Understanding Dividends

Find out the value working with a mutual company and how you may be entitled to an added benefit of an annual dividend.

A Primer on Dividends

A Primer on Dividends

A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."

Emerging Market Opportunities

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

 

Four Really Good Reasons to Invest

There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?

Ways to Turn Spending into Savings

Sometimes it can feel overwhelming. It seems like our financial needs outstrip our ability to meet them.

Asset Allocation

Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.

The 12 Steps to Living Confidently: The Small Business Dream

Starting a small business? First, take care of the basics. 5 essential steps to help position your new business for success.

Financial Fixes: Beware of Market Bubbles

Don't crash and burn in a market bubble, here are some ideas on how to build a solid investment portfolio.

Types of Stock Market Analysis

Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.

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Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.

Should I Invest in Gold?

Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

The Rule of 72

Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.

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