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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Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
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There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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