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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Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
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There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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