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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
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Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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