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 the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
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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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Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
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This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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