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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
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A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
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Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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