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.
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All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
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Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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