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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
You Would Rather Be...
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
What Smart Investors Know
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.