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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Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
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Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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