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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
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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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There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
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